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"In Other Words" – Acme Paper

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The Attman family for years has had one of the best delis in Baltimore. But Edward Attman didn't want to go into the family business. He wanted a product that was more universal than deli and that wasn't perishable. The answer? Paper. 

The resulting Acme Paper is responsible for the drink cups, popcorn cups, hot dog trays, and napkins at the Raven's M&T Bank Stadium and Orioles Park at Camden Yards. And Maryland Live Casinos, and King's Dominion, etc. You know those trays that carry several drinks and some food? Their creation. And those weird looking pulp trays are their's, too.

Still very active in the business at 94, Edward has passed most of the running of it to sons Ron, David, Gary, and Steve have joined the business and have taken it beyond paper. They now also serve retail packaging for industries such as janitorial equipment and healthcare. 

The third generation is now entering the ranks, with Scott, Keith, Andy, and Michael. Not surprisingly, they have lead the addition of a green line, now one of their most in-demand product lines.