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GP To Sell Engineered Lumber Business To Boise Cascade

GP Announces Agreement to Sell Engineered Lumber Business to Boise Cascade

12/21/2015: Once completed, the sale will include the engineered lumber operations located at Thorsby, Alabama, and Roxboro, North Carolina.

How Life Unfolds™ Campaign: Boxing Up Holiday Cheer For Children's Hospitals

Boxing Up Holiday Cheer For Children's Hospitals

12/4/2015: The Paper and Packaging – How Life Unfolds™ campaign, in partnership with Macy’s, is boxing up holiday cheer for children's hospitals.

Cedar Springs Achieves Wildlife At Work Certification

Cedar Springs Achieves Wildlife At Work Certification

12/3/2015: The Wildlife Habitat Council recently certified our Cedar Springs, Ga., mill for its outstanding habitat management.

In celebration of Brawny®’s new Stay Giant™ campaign, the brand just set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the “Largest Gathering of People Wearing Plaid.”

Brawny Sets Guinness World Records Title For Wearing Plaid

11/23/2015: Dressed in Brawny's signature red and black, 1,146 participants set the record for “Largest Gathering of People Wearing Plaid.”

We can’t let the year go by without giving a “shout-out” to a few STEM education program Standouts, who are changing students’ lives and inspiring them to pursue STEM fields.

A Shout-Out to STEM Standouts

11/22/2015: We're giving a “shout-out” to STEM Standouts who are changing students’ lives and inspiring them to pursue STEM fields.

Cue Vanity Fair’s new “Take Back the Table” campaign, which strives to bring people closer together.Studies show that children and teens who regularly enjoy family meals are more likely to excel in school, foster positive relationships with parents and lead healthier lives overall.

Vanity Fair Wants You to Take Back the Table

11/16/2015: Vanity Fair’s new “Take Back the Table” campaign strives to bring people closer together for mealtimes. Post your stories and videos of togetherness with the...

A Salute to Our Veterans: Joe Ertolacci, a former U.S. Navy engineer

A Salute to Our Veterans

11/10/2015: Help us thank and honor all veterans by sharing a story, image or video and #SALUTEaVET

The Movember Foundation & Georgia-Pacific

Mo-mentum for Men's Health

11/2/2015: Along with the Movember Foundation, we’re growing moustaches to raise awareness of men’s health issues

Georgia-Pacific Supports The Kids In Need Foundation

Georgia-Pacific Supports The Kids In Need Foundation

10/28/2015: Georgia-Pacific will proudly donate $365,000 in cash and copy paper products to KINF to ensure that students are equipped with the supplies they need to learn.

Alabama River Cellulose

GP Announces $110 Million Investment At Alabama River Cellulose

10/21/2015: Investments include replacing and upgrading the mill’s wood yards and upgrading one of the mill’s pulp machines.

Secrets of the Longleaf Pine

Secrets of the Longleaf Pine

10/19/2015: Georgia-Pacific is supporting a new film called Secrets of the Longleaf Pine, which explores one of the most biologically diverse environments in the world.

Good Profit Makes Good Sense

"Good Profit" Makes Good Sense

10/13/2015: In his new book, Charles Koch shows how to apply the principles of Market-Based Management to generate good profit in organizations, companies and life.

Georgia-Pacific Foundation Helps South Carolina Flood Victims

GP Helps South Carolina Flood Victims

10/13/2015: Georgia-Pacific helped Convoy of Hope stock 400 disaster kits with bath tissue and paper products for South Carolina flood victims.

Bucket Brigade

Bucket Brigade Awards $207,000 in Fire Department Grants

10/6/2015: Georgia-Pacific has given more than $1.75 million in cash and educational materials to fire departments that serve our facility communities across the country. 

Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Then and Now

10/1/2015: INFOGRAPHIC: See just how much manufacturing has changed over the years.

The National Urban League Conference: Women of Power Awards Luncheon

A Powerful Gathering

9/30/2015: We were proud to sponsor the Women of Power Awards Luncheon, which honors trailblazing women for their outstanding contributions in art, politics, journalism, justice and sports.

Building Stronger Communities Through Project Ready

9/30/2015: We’re proud to lend our support to the Memphis Urban League’s Project Ready: Post-Secondary Success – a signature program of the National Urban League.

Loaned Associates Lend Many Hands

9/30/2015: For three months out of the year, GP provides full-time employees to the organization under the Loaned Associates program, where they’re part of a strong team that works...


Brawny is Bigger and Better Than Ever

9/22/2015: Even classic icons need an update once in a while. The Brawny Man® gets a makeover!

National TP Day

Fun Facts to Celebrate National Toilet Paper Day

8/26/2015: Celebrate National Toilet Paper Day with fun facts from Quilted Northern!


The 411 On Biomass 101

8/12/2015: Did you know?: Biomass makes up about 60 percent of the energy we use to run our plants and mills.

David Lockett

My Summer Break Unlocking Environmental Education

7/20/2015: We sponsored 4th grade teacher David Lockett to attend Keystone Science School. Read about his eye opening experience this summer.

Academic Success through Chess

7/16/2015: Principal Lionel Cable started a chess program created to engage students.  The results are paying off.

St Johns River Center

Wetlands Wonder: Student River Center Opens in Palatka

7/15/2015: Georgia-Pacific recently opened the St. Johns River Center: Adventures in a Wetlands Ecosystem in Palatka, Florida, a fun, interactive space for learning about the ecology of the...

Georgia-Pacific Foundation & The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit

7/14/2015: Georgia-Pacific supported the 2015 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit.

Criminal Justice Reforms

7/13/2015: We recently hosted a powerful panel discussion on criminal justice reform by the Charles Koch Institute at our headquarters in Atlanta. 

Life Lessons in Quilting

Life Lessons in Quilting

7/13/2015: GP Palatka Facility supports critically acclaimed Gee’s Bend quilts showing at Larimer Arts Center

Paper And Packaging Board

Paper and Packaging Industry Unfolds National Ad Campaign

7/8/2015: Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds™ campaign will highlight relatable moments that connect consumers to paper and packaging products in meaningful, emotionally relevant ways.

Beehler Bird Migration

100-Day Songbird Search Nearing End

6/29/2015: Georgia-Pacific sponsors Smithsonian researcher's study of songbird migration. 

Angel Soft

Angel Soft Celebrates Soft And Strong Moms

6/16/2015: Wish the single moms in your life a happy Father’s Day on social media using #HappyFathersDayMom.

GP Scholarships

Star Students Earn GP Scholarships

6/15/2015: We recognized 50 high-performers for their academic achievement through our Georgia-Pacific Foundation Scholarship Program for Employees’ Children. 

Dixie® wants you to go “Dark for Dinner” by ditching your digital devices, and (gasp!)… talk to your family during mealtimes.

Dixie Launches Dark for Dinner Campaign

6/10/2015: Ditch your digital devices and go “Dark for Dinner” for more meaningful mealtimes.

TP Dispensers

Second Graders Transform Toilet Paper

5/29/2015: A class in Kansas redesigned the toilet paper dispenser. See how we brought their ideas to life!

Georgia-Pacific recently teamed up with National Park Trust (NPT) to give third-graders at our partner school in Atlanta, M. Agnes Jones Elementary, an opportunity to have fun and get hands-on learning.

Explore Outdoors, the Parks Are Yours

5/15/2015: We teamed up with National Park Trust to give third-graders a day of hands-on learning and fun.

Four falcon chicks hatched this week at our Green Bay Broadway facility, just in time for Mother's Day.

Falcon Chicks Hatch In Time For Mother’s Day

5/7/2015: Falcon chicks hatched this week at our Green Bay Broadway facility, just in time for Mother's Day.

From coast to coast, there is a group dedicated to helping others. They call themselves ServiceForce — hundreds of current and retired Georgia-Pacific employees across the country.

ServiceForce Spotlight

4/29/2015: Like community champions, ServiceForce volunteers help all year long with programs that address their town’s specific needs.

Georgia-Pacific’s Chet Thompson showed students a real-life environmental project to restore a stream to fishable-swimmable standards.

Student Scientists At Fenholloway River

4/22/2015: VIDEO: Students experience a real-life environmental project restoring Fenholloway River to a fishable-swimmable water body.

Science Saturday: What started out as one dad’s visit to E.L. Bouie Theme School for Career Day has turned into a program that gets more kids excited about science.

Science Saturdays Ignites Student Passion

4/1/2015: One Saturday a month, GP employees volunteer to engage students in fun, hands-on science projects. 

Do You Know GP? Though you might not be aware of everything Georgia-Pacific makes, chances are there’s a GP product somewhere in your home. With nearly 90 years in the pulp and paper business, we create many familiar household brands.

Think You Know GP?

4/1/2015: Chances are there’s a GP product somewhere in your home! 

Georgia-Pacific’s financial contributions to local Boys & Girls Clubs demonstrate the value we have for the communities where our businesses thrive.

Boys & Girls Clubs Volunteer Spotlight

4/1/2015: For 10 years, GP has donated $1 million to support Boys & Girls Clubs in 30 cities across 15 states to help youth grow and learn in...

Georgia-Pacific joined EBONY magazine to celebrate the achievements of African-American leaders from across the nation at the EBONY Power 100 gala.

Powerbrokers Celebrated at EBONY Power 100

4/1/2015: Georgia-Pacific proudly supported the 2014 EBONY Power 100 Awards to celebrate African-American achievement and innovation,

To get more girls “engaged in engineering,” Georgia-Pacific has been lending a hand to the GEE (Girls Engaged in Engineering) initiative in Crossett, Arkansas.

Girls Get Inspired By Local Engineering Program

3/31/2015: Girls Engaged in Engineering program in Crossett, Arkansas, gives young, female students the chance to study engineering concepts and apply them through fun, hands-on activities.

GP Cellulose recently donated its Memphis office building, valued at $1.3 million, which will provide a new home to United Way of the Mid-South.

United Way In Memphis Gets New Home From GP Cellulose

3/27/2015: GP Cellulose recently donated its Memphis office building, valued at $1.3 million, to United Way of the Mid-South which will serve as its new...

Georgia-Pacific today announced it reached an agreement with RoyOMartin for the transfer of its Mexia, Alabama, Rocky Creek lumber operations to Georgia-Pacific.

Georgia-Pacific Concludes Deal For Alabama Lumber Facility

3/13/2015: Agreement reached with RoyOMartin for the transfer of its Mexia, Alabama, Rocky Creek lumber operations to Georgia-Pacific.

Engineers Week: In celebration of National Engineers Week, here is just one example of a day in the life of Jenna, a Georgia-Pacific engineer – find out what surprises her most about working for GP!

No Fear, Call An Engineer

2/24/2015: Engineers are natural problem solvers. Find out what surprises one engineer most about working for GP.

Stem education Twitter chat. On February 12 from 9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET we’re sponsoring #STEMchat, a Twitter conversation with teachers, parents and STEM professionals (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Love is in the air…for STEM education

2/10/2015: Join us for #STEMchat Feb. 12 - we’ll be talking with teachers, parents and STEM professionals about ways to get students excited about engineering!

Our commitment to sustainability can be seen as an investment in the future, which is why we’re spending $70 million in our Palatka, Florida, paper mill.

Palatka Mill's $70 Million Investment Boosts Energy Efficiency

2/2/2015: New improvements to reduce energy costs by an estimated $1 million per month and water usage by more than 30 percent.

Wauna land donation

Wauna Mill Land Donation A Walk in the Park

1/30/2015: Georgia-Pacific’s Wauna Mill recently donated 27 acres of waterfront property, worth more than $230,000, which will be developed into a park for local Oregon residents.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King's Legacy Through Service. Georgia-Pacific ServiceForce volunteers help build a Habitat for Humanity home in Atlanta.

Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy Through Service

1/15/2015: Volunteerism is part of who we are and what we do at Georgia-Pacific; it's how we honor Dr. King’s legacy throughout the year.

Georgia-Pacific Green Bay paper mill in Wisconsin welcomed an exciting new addition to the family – a 385,000-pound boiler. It will replace our largest coal-fired boiler, helping us to reduce our air emissions, meet future regulations and modernize our facilities.

It's A...Boiler!

1/12/2015: Green Bay's newest arrival, a natural gas boiler, will help reduce our air emissions, meet future regulations and modernize our facilities.