Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, Inc. is mid-cap regional paper and office supply distributor with an emphasis on servicing small-business clients. The Scranton, Pennsylvania Branch of Dunder Mifflin serves as the main setting for the series.
With a corporate office in New York City, other Dunder Mifflin branches include Akron, Ohio; Nashua, New Hampshire; Rochester, New York; Scranton, Pennsylvania; Syracuse, New York; and Utica, New York.
The company was founded by Robert Dunder and Robert Mifflin in 1949, where they supplied metal brackets. Eventually, the company started selling paper and opened several branches across the Northeastern United States.
For years, Dunder Mifflin was a paper company that was unable to compete with modern chains such as Staples and Office Depot. The company still used calls rather than the Internet, causing most customers to leave for the nation-wide chains, and is unable to adapt to an increasingly paperless world. Ryan Howard, a new employee of the Scranton branch, predicts the company will be obsolete by 2017. In 2007, Ryan Howard became Vice President of Sales and begins a massive restructuring of the entire company, including a new website that would help make sales more efficient. However, his website was a failure (due to an ill-advised social networking feature) and he is later arrested for fraud when it is discovered that he is double-counting sales transactions into the website that were already made by salesmen over the phone.
In 2009, the company went bankrupt, and was bought by printer company Sabre. In 2012, Sabre was dissolved and the company became Dunder Mifflin once again.
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