Georgia-Pacific History

From the time we were founded in 1927, Georgia-Pacific has never stopped growing. We started in a single building in Augusta, Georgia, and now have more than 300 Georgia-Pacific locations around the world. Through all the ups and downs of the past century, we have kept one eye on tomorrow, watching for opportunities to grow with customers and expand into new industries and markets.

2010 - Present

  • 2017

    Completed acquisition of PAX Corrugated Products

  • 2017

    Brewton Operations complete $388 million energy project

  • 2017

    Christian Fischer named CEO, Jim Hannan, former CEO, promoted

  • Georgia-Pacific completed $40 million expansion of Arkansas Lumber Operation

    2016

    Completed $40 million expansion of Arkansas Lumber Operation

  • Georgia-Pacific completed sale of engineered lumber business to Boise Cascade

    2016

    Completed sale of engineerd lumber business to Boise Cascade

  • Georgia-Pacific introduced ForceField™, a new building product

    2016

    Introduced ForceField™, a new building product

  • Georgia-Pacific completed acquisition of Excel Displays & Packaging

    2016

    Completed acquisition of Excel Displays & Packaging

  • Georgia-Pacific concluded the deal for Rocky Creek lumber facility in Alabama

    2015

    Deal concluded for Rocky Creek lumber facility in Alabama

  • Georgia-Pacific celebrated the opening of the new oriented strand board facility in Clarendon Country, S.C. and the 130 new locals jobs it created.

    2013

    Celebrated the opening of the new oriented strand board facility in Clarendon Country, S.C. and the 130 new locals jobs it created.

  • Georgia-Pacific completed the acquisition of Temple-Inland Building Products assets adding more than 1,800 employees across eight states.

    2013

    Completed the acquisition of Temple-Inland Building Products assets adding more than 1,800 employees across eight states. 

  • GP sends truckloads of products to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts through Convoy of Hope & Feed the Children.

    2012

    GP sends truckloads of products to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts through Convoy of Hope & Feed the Children. 

  • Georgia-Pacific completed the sale of our EMEA business to SCA.

    2012

    Completed the sale of our EMEA business to SCA.

  • Moody’s upgrades Georgia-Pacific to “investment grade.”

    2011

    Moody’s upgrades Georgia-Pacific to “investment grade.”

  • Georgia-Pacific completed the purchase of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) facilities from Grant Forest Products.

    2010

    Completed the purchase of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) facilities from Grant Forest Products.

  • Georgia-Pacific completed the purchase of the Alabama River and Alabama Pine pulp mills, located in Perdue Hill, Ala, from Parsons & Whittemore.

    2010

    Completed the purchase of the Alabama River and Alabama Pine pulp mills, located in Perdue Hill, Ala, from Parsons & Whittemore.

1990- 2009

  • Georgia-Pacific earned the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® President

    2009

    Earned the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® President's Award & the U.S. EPA SmartWay Environmental Excellence Award.

  • Georgia-Pacific launched the Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade to financially support volunteer and small town fire units.

    2006

    Launched the Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade to financially support volunteer and small town fire units.

  • Georgia-Pacific reached one million hours with zero lost-time incidents in six Georgia-Pacific locations in the U.S. and Europe.

    2006

    Reached one million hours with zero lost-time incidents in six Georgia-Pacific locations in the U.S. and Europe.

  • Koch Industries acquires Georgia-Pacific to become a privately held, wholly owned subsidiary.

    2005

    Acquired by Koch Industries to become a privately held, wholly owned subsidiary.

  • Georgia-Pacific topped $20 billion in sales.

    2003

    Topped $20 billion in sales.

  • Georgia-Pacific celebrated the 75th year in business.

    2002

    Celebrated our 75th year in business.

  • Georgia-Pacific acquired Ft. James Corp. & consumer brands Brawny®, Quilted Northern® and Dixie.

    2000

    Acquired Ft. James Corp. & consumer brands Brawny®, Quilted Northern® and Dixie.

  • Georgia-Pacific became the first forest products company to reach the OSHA Star Level for exemplary safety programs.

    1992

    Became the first forest products company to reach the OSHA Star Level for exemplary safety programs.

  • Georgia-Pacific entered into a first-of-its-kind agreement with the Dept. of Interior to protect endangered red-cockaded woodpecker on co. lands.

    1993

    Entered into a first-of-its-kind agreement with the Dept. of Interior to protect endangered red-cockaded woodpecker on co. lands.

  • Georgia-Pacific published the first environmental and safety report to publicly track performance.

    1994

    Published our first environmental and safety report to publicly track performance.

1970 - 1979

  • Georgia-Pacific created the Georgia-Pacific Foundation Scholarship program for employees

    1988

    Created the Georgia-Pacific Foundation Scholarship program for employees' children.

  • Georgia-Pacific moved our headquarters from Portland, Oregon, to Atlanta, Georgia.

    1982

    Moved our headquarters from Portland, Oregon, to Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Georgia-Pacific surpassed $2 billion in sales, doubling the business in five years.

    1973

    Surpassed $2 billion in sales, doubling the business in five years.

1950 - 1959

  • Georgia-Pacific donated California redwood groves, valued at more than $6 million, to the public

    1969

    Donated California redwood groves, valued at more than $6 million, to the public

  • Sales at Georgia-Pacific exceeded $1 billion in sales.

    1968

    Exceeded $1 billion in sales.

  • Georgia-Pacific entered the tissue business

    1963

    Georgia-Pacific entered the tissue business

  • Georgia-Pacific created The Georgia-Pacific Foundation community investment arm.

    1958

    Created The Georgia-Pacific Foundation community investment arm.

  • Georgia-Pacific got its final name.

    1956

    Changed our name to Georgia-Pacific Corporation.

1920 - 1939

  • Georgia-Pacific listed on the New York Stock Exchange with sales of $37 million

    1949

    Listed on the New York Stock Exchange with sales of $37 million.

  • Georgia-Pacific went west for the first time, acquiring a facility in Bellingham, Washington.

    1947

    Went west for the first time, acquiring a facility in Bellingham, Washington.

  • Georgia-Pacific became known as Georgia-Pacific Plywood & Lumber Company.

    1948

    Became known as Georgia-Pacific Plywood & Lumber Company.

  • Georgia-Pacific was the largest supplier of lumber to the U.S. armed forces during World War II.

    1941- 1945

    Was the largest supplier of lumber to the U.S. armed forces during World War II.

  • Founded in Augusta, Georgia, as Georgia Hardwood Lumber Company, a hardwood lumber wholesaler.

    1927

    Founded in Augusta, Georgia, as Georgia Hardwood Lumber Company, a hardwood lumber wholesaler.

  • Georgia-Pacific operated five sawmills in the South.

    1927

    Operated five sawmills in the South.