Dalton, Massachusetts




Dalton is the location of two Crane Paper Mills and is the headquarters of the US Government Products business. Nestled in the Berkshires, Dalton cherishes its small-town atmosphere and is focused on family life. Part of the greater Pittsfield area, there is a population of 50,000, yet it is all within an hour drive of larger metropolitan areas in New York, Connecticut, Vermont and Massachusetts

  • Crane opened a papermaking business in Dalton in 1801 and has been the sole provider of US currency paper since 1879.
  • With over 300 employees Crane continues to be the town’s largest employer.
  • Crane has a history of strong community involvement in Dalton and offers a variety of outreach programs.
  • The Berkshires is known for its breathtaking scenery, and offers a wide array of natural attractions including camping in one of many of the state parks, hiking along the Appalachian Trail, and skiing in some of the finest ski resorts in New England.
  • There is a thriving arts scene in the Berkshires with renowned art festivals held annually. It is the home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s at Lenox’s Tanglewood Music Center, the Norman Rockwell Museum, The Clark Art Institute and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASSMoCA).
  • The area offers strong educational programs with both private and public school options. The well-known institutions, Berkshire Country Day School and Miss Hall’s School, have been recognized nationally.
  • Visit Berkshires.org for more information about what the Berkshires has to offer.