History - 1980s
Began production of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) at Woodland, Maine. Developed OSB production at Dudley, N.C. Expanded resin manufacturing capacity at Conway, N.C.1981
Acquired eight container plants, six resin facilities and the Holly Hill Lumber Co., Holly Hill, S.C. Completed construction of a computerized pine sawmill at Ellabell, Ga., and a major expansion of the tissue converting facility at Palatka, Fla. Opened Crossett, Ark., chemical plant, which was the first Georgia-Pacific facility to produce fractionated tall oil products and other specialty chemicals.1982
Moved headquarters from Portland, Ore., to Atlanta, Ga. Acquired Elk Grove, Calif., thermosetting resin plant and expanded Crossett, Ark.,chemical operations.1984
Announced program to expand pulp and paper operations, including conversion and upgrade at Crossett, Ark., and Palatka, Fla., installation of a large white paper machine at Port Hudson, La., and acquisition of a major linerboard mill at Monticello, Miss., as well as related timberlands and 15 container plants. Sold commodity chemicals business.1985
Acquired two sawmills in Virginia. Began production at new OSB plants at Grenada, Miss., and Skippers, Va. Sold Exchange Oil & Gas Corp.1986
Purchased five hardboard plants, three moulding plants and a kiln-dried hardwood lumber facility. Entered the premium bath tissue market with the introduction of Angel Soft. Constructed and opened new thermosetting resin facility in Michigan.1987
Purchased U.S. Plywood, including distribution and shipping facilities, five sawmills, a plywood plant and 200,000 acres of timberlands. Acquired converting and distribution assets of Erving Distributor Products Co., including two tissue plants. Purchased two hardwood sawmills and two pine sawmills. Announced major capacity increases in paper and paperboard product lines. Began operating 12 millwork and specialty distribution centers.1988
Acquired Brunswick Pulp & Paper Co. at Brunswick, Ga., including a pulp and paperboard mill, three sawmills and more than 500,000 acres of timberlands. Also purchased assets of American Forest Products Co. at Martell, Calif., with two sawmills, a particleboard plant and 125,000 acres of timberlands. Completed construction on second large white paper machine at Port Hudson, La. Sales reached $9.5 billion. Created the Georgia-Pacific Foundation Scholarship program for employees' children.1989
Announced proposed merger with Great Northern Nekoosa Corp. and began cash tender offer.
new Atlanta headquarters building.
bath tissue market with the introduction
of Angel Soft®.
and other mills, with the Great Northern Nekoosa Corporation acquisition.