History of Savannah River Mill

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  • Mill anniversary

    2012

    The mill marks its 25th anniversary.

  • Investing in people

    2007

    We invest in people, processes and equipment to be a quality employer that’s competitive in the market: laser-guided vehicles, pulping systems, paper machine improvements, new converting lines, and landfill gas collection/cell closure systems.

  • certified projects

    2008

    The mill earns a Wildlife at Work designation from the Wildlife Habitat Council for its 150-acre, on-site wildlife habitat.

  • Angel Soft

    2000

    The Savannah River Mill begins producing premium products, including Angel Soft® bath tissue.

  • GP logo

    2002

    Georgia-Pacific acquires the Savannah River Mill.

  • Paper Mill

    1998

    SRM constructs its fifth paper machine, which distinguishes it as the largest tissue mill in North America. Five of the world’s 12 largest tissue paper machines now reside at SRM.

  • Yankee arriving via boat

    1986

    The Yankee for SRM’s first paper machine arrives via the Savannah River. The mill begins production of its first tissue, towel and napkin products on October 8, 1986.

  • Construction begins on paper mill

    1985

    Fort Howard Paper Company begins clearing land for the construction of the Savannah River Mill. The mill is designed to produce tissue, towel and napkin products primarily from recycled wastepaper.