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.
Completed acquisition of PAX Corrugated Products
Brewton Operations complete $388 million energy project
Christian Fischer named CEO, Jim Hannan, former CEO, promoted
Completed $40 million expansion of Arkansas Lumber Operation
Completed sale of engineered lumber business to Boise Cascade
Introduced ForceField™, a new building product
Completed acquisition of Excel Displays & Packaging
Deal concluded for Rocky Creek lumber facility in Alabama
Celebrated the opening of the new oriented strand board facility in Clarendon Country, S.C. and the 130 new locals jobs it created.
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.
Completed the sale of our EMEA business to SCA.
Moody’s upgrades Georgia-Pacific to “investment grade.”
Completed the purchase of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) facilities from Grant Forest Products.
Completed the purchase of the Alabama River and Alabama Pine pulp mills, located in Perdue Hill, Ala, from Parsons & Whittemore.
Earned the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® President's Award & the U.S. EPA SmartWay Environmental Excellence Award.
Launched the Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade to financially support volunteer and small town fire units.
Reached one million hours with zero lost-time incidents in six Georgia-Pacific locations in the U.S. and Europe.
Acquired by Koch Industries to become a privately held, wholly owned subsidiary.
Topped $20 billion in sales.
Celebrated our 75th year in business.
Acquired Ft. James Corp. & consumer brands Brawny®, Quilted Northern® and Dixie.
Became the first forest products company to reach the OSHA Star Level for exemplary safety programs.
Entered into a first-of-its-kind agreement with the Dept. of Interior to protect endangered red-cockaded woodpecker on co. lands.
Published our first environmental and safety report to publicly track performance.
Created the Georgia-Pacific Foundation Scholarship program for employees' children.
Moved our headquarters from Portland, Oregon, to Atlanta, Georgia.
Surpassed $2 billion in sales, doubling the business in five years.
Donated California redwood groves, valued at more than $6 million, to the public
Exceeded $1 billion in sales.
Georgia-Pacific entered the tissue business
Created The Georgia-Pacific Foundation community investment arm.
Changed our name to Georgia-Pacific Corporation.
Listed on the New York Stock Exchange with sales of $37 million.
Went west for the first time, acquiring a facility in Bellingham, Washington.
Became known as Georgia-Pacific Plywood & Lumber Company.
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.
Operated five sawmills in the South.