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Rome Employees Build A Home and Hope For Family In Need

11/23/2016: GP volunteers lend their giving spirit and skills to build a Habitat for Humanity home. 


Mapping for More Sustainable Forests

11/14/2016: We’re honored to receive an Innovation in Sustainability Award for our endangered forest mapping initiative.


Honor Veterans Day By Remembering Our Freedoms

11/7/2016: We salute Alvin Henderson, U.S. Army veteran and GP employee, who reminds us of the sacrifices made for our freedoms.


Napkins to Neighborhoods, Celebrating National Forest Products Week

10/17/2016: See how GP employees make the forest products that are in our ever day lives (VIDEO).


GP Bucket Brigade Turns 10, Has Given $2 Million To Support Firefighters

10/14/2016: This year GP awarded 33 grants for a total of $170,000 to fire departments.

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Be The One

10/11/2016: This summer, Georgia-Pacific lent a hand to United Way of the Coastal Empire’s new campaign, “BE THE ONE,” with help from GP’s Savannah River Mill. 


Happy Birthday U.S. Navy! GP Honors Veteran Dietra-Briscoe

10/10/2016: Meet Dietra Briscoe, DCM mechanic at our Lexington, Ky., Dixie plant and U.S. Navy veteran


Manufacturing Day Spotlight: Teens Get Hands On Learning

10/7/2016: VIDEO: Palatka mill engineer helps students design and build a working monorail.

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Power Progress Promise

10/7/2016: The National Urban League Conference delivered a powerful message at its 2016 annual meeting, held Aug. 3-6 in Baltimore, Md.


Celebrating World Teachers' Day, GP Awards $30,000 In Teacher Grants

10/5/2016: Learn about how we support teachers through The Kids In Need Foundation.


Paper Helps Students Make The Grade

9/28/2016: Study shows: students comprehend better and engage more when reading on paper. 


Arkansas Lumber Operation Completes $40 Million Expansion

9/21/2016: Project expands production capacity by approximately 60 percent.


GP Honors Air Force Veteran Terry Hadaway

9/16/2016: The U.S. Air Force turns 69 on Sept. 18 - #SALUTEaVET


Quilted Northern Makes National Toilet Paper Day Less Forgettable

8/26/2016: Shop for savings on Quilted Northern on National Toilet Paper Day.


Employees and Georgia-Pacific Donate A Combined $350,000 For La. Floods

8/19/2016: Donations to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation Flood Relief Fund and the Georgia-Pacific Employees Assistance Fund to help the recovery effort.


GP Salutes Veteran Julia Connery on National Coast Guard Day

8/3/2016: Read about Julia and her experience in the U.S. Coast Guard, and join us to #SALUTEaVET


The Power of Small

6/28/2016: Georgia-Pacific, along with our parent company Koch Industries, sponsored the 2016 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit's Small Business Awards Luncheon.


Politicians & Penguins

6/28/2016: GP's Mill in Cedar Springs, GA recently sent a group of high school students to two of the most prominent landmarks in Georgia--the state capital and the Georgia-Aquarium.


50 Students Make The Grade, Earn College Scholarships

6/22/2016: College scholarships awarded to 50 children of GP employees around the country.


Angel Soft Celebrates Father’s Day with a Long-Distance Dad

6/17/2016: Hear about one dad's sacrifice and how he's ensuring his nine children have a better future. 


GP Salutes U.S. Air Force Veteran Dan Van De Hey

6/13/2016: Join us in our effort to #SALUTEaVET all year long.

Georgia-Pacific employs approximately 1,250 people at Crossett who make tissue, paper and paperboard products for use in your home and in places you visit such as office buildings, restaurants, hotels, hospitals and airports.

Georgia-Pacific Community Focus: Crossett, Arkansas

6/6/2016: For more than four generations, GP and Crossett have been connected by a bond that’s been good for the community and good for the company.


GP Sponsors 37 Teachers For Summer Training ProgramsWeek

5/2/2016: GP thanks educators on Teacher Appreciation Week; sponsors nearly 40 teachers to attend summer workshops.


Test Your Arbor Day Tree-via!

4/28/2016: Learn about Arbor Day and how Georgia-Pacific is committed to sustainable forestry.

Corrigan-Camden, Texas New Scoreboard

Lighting Up Friday Nights

4/26/2016: Three local GP facilities – Camden Plywood, Corrigan Plywood and Camden Lumber – came together last fall to purchase the new $35,000 scoreboard for the Corrigan-Camden Football Stadium.


Naheola Aims For Zero Landfill Waste

4/21/2016: Our Naheola mill is working to reduce its on-site landfill contribution by half in 2016, with goal of recycling 100% of its residual waste.


Noble Firs, Noble Mission: Restoring An Oregon Meadow

4/12/2016: In Corvallis, Oregon, Georgia-Pacific is harvesting nearly 3,000 noble and Douglas firs and western hemlocks growing at 4,000 feet on Marys Peak, the tallest point...

A Salute To U.S. Army Veteran Lisa Szczurek

A Salute To U.S. Army Veteran Lisa Szczurek

4/11/2016: Read about how Army veteran and GP employee Lisa Szczurek credits the skills gained during her military career for her success. 


National Robotics Week Spotlight: Only the BEST for STEM Students

4/4/2016: Engineers at Georgia-Pacific’s Naheola mill in Pennington, Ala., inspire local students in robotics program to consider STEM careers.

GP To Sell Engineered Lumber Business To Boise Cascade

Georgia-Pacific Completes Sale of Engineered Lumber Business

4/1/2016: Engineered Lumber business sold to Boise Cascade for $215 million, including working capital.


GP Honors Teacher Heroes, Donates Classroom Supplies

3/30/2016: Through a partnership with The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF), schools receive needed supplies.


Georgia-Pacific Salutes Army Veteran Tim Chatlos

3/14/2016: Read how Army veteran and employee Tim Chatlos transitioned into civilian life thanks to family, mentors and the skills gained during his military career. #SALUTEaVET

With the knowledge that up to 80 percent of construction problems are water related, Georgia-Pacific introduced a solution to the industry’s water woes with its new DensElement™ Barrier System.

DensElement™ Keeps Walls Dry, Saves Construction Time and Costs

3/10/2016: DensElement™ is a sheathing system for exterior wall construction that incorporates a water and air barrier onto a gypsum panel for an all-in-one solution.

The Brawny® brand is spotlighting women who aren’t afraid to overcome adversity via its #StrengthHasNoGender initiative in conjunction with International Women’s Day.

Brawny® Video Series Shows Strength Has No Gender

3/8/2016: Brawny® celebrates the stories of four strong and resilient women challenging gender stereotypes. 

Today, we’re announcing the acquisition of Excel Displays & Packaging, which gives us even stronger capabilities to help customers drive consumers to their brand over the competition.

Georgia-Pacific Acquires Excel Displays & Packaging

3/1/2016: GP adds capability in point-of-purchase displays, high-graphic retail packaging, in-store signage and industrial packaging.

To honor the legacy and achievements of Jesse Owens during Black History Month, Georgia-Pacific hosts an exclusive advance screening of “Race” in Atlanta.

GP Hosts Preview of “Race,” the Jesse Owens Story

2/29/2016: To honor the legacy of Jesse Owens during Black History Month, Georgia-Pacific hosted an advance screening of “Race” in Atlanta.

Georgia-Pacific is honoring engineers as part of National Engineers Week, a movement that aims to bring attention to engineers’ contributions to society and emphasize the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning.

The Engine(ers) That Could: Georgia-Pacific Celebrates National Engineers Week

2/21/2016: We’re celebrating engineers as part of National Engineers Week and introducing you to a few proud GP employees.

Since February is all about celebrating love, Angel-Soft is sharing stories of real families who handle life’s challenges by being both soft and strong.

Angel Soft Celebrates Stories of Family Love

2/15/2016: These stories prove that we aren't always related by blood. Some families are related by love.

Georgia-Pacific invites veterans to stop by and tell us about them with the hashtag #SALUTEaVET. Today, we’re saluting Joe Ertolacci, a U.S. Navy veteran.

Georgia-Pacific Salutes Veterans All Year Long

1/26/2016: We're making a resolution to thank veterans all year long. Join the #SALUTEaVET conversation. 

ForceField™, a new member of Georgia-Pacific's construction materials speeds up a home’s construction and confidently protects it from the outside elements.

ForceField™- A New Force in the Building Materials Field

1/25/2016: Read about ForceField™, our new building material that not only speeds up a home’s construction, but also protects it from the outside elements. 

This time of year, we reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to service and how both at a company and a personal level we strive to better the communities in which we live and work.

Appreciating Diversity at GP All Year Long

1/15/2016: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. all year long through the value of diversity.

This July, Georgia Pacific's team at our Cedar Springs mill in Georgia completed a project, that will use the heat of waste water to save energy.

Waste to Wealth: Local Mill Project Lowers Energy Cost

1/13/2016: Read about how our Cedar Springs, Ga., mill is turning trash into lower energy costs.

Georgia-Pacific Foundation President Curley M. Dossman, Jr. Joins Elite Ebony Power 100

Dossman Joins Ebony Power 100

1/1/2016: We’re proud to call our own Foundation President, Curley M. Dossman, Jr , a member of The Ebony Power 100.

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The 4 Es: GP Gives Back

1/1/2016: We are proud to support the places where we do business and, as we round out the year, would like to say “thank you” to all the...

Georgia-Pacific Foundation: Andrew Young Film Shows the Making of Modern Atlanta

Making of Modern Atlanta –A Documentry Film

1/1/2016: Andrew Young helped transform the city of Atlanta into a political, cultural and economic model for other American cities to follow. A new documentary – “Andrew...