The renovation of the Georgia-Pacific headquarters is an immense transformation in the making for both Atlanta-based employees and visitors. The changes are leading to a healthier and more collaborative workspace, environmental benefits resulting from more energy-efficient systems and the ability to help over 50 nonprofit groups update their office furnishings and equipment at no cost. […]
We’ve all been there: you just finished eating your take-out food and you have a foam drinking cup, paper food bag, plastic utensils and other waste in hand. You’re in a rush, so you have to make a snap decision – do you throw it all in the trash, or in the recycling bin? Recycling […]
Gaby Gallardo, a teacher‐turned‐engineer from Puerto Rico celebrates women leaders in manufacturing.
October is dedicated to Manufacturing Month, a celebration of American manufacturerers and how valuable they are to Georgia-Pacific. This month we will share stories and videos to showcase today’s ever-changing manufacturing world and opportunities to spark interest in future careers. For more information about manufacturing career opportunities with GP, visit GP.com/careers.
Vic Billingsley has been a dedicated health and safety coordinator at Georgia‐Pacific’s Leaf River Cellulose mill in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for 33 years. In 2007, the father of three was diagnosed with non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver, requiring an immediate transplant. At the same time, 800 miles away in Miami, Florida, 5-month-old baby Kara Ffrench was […]
This year marks the 55th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a week-long event held by SkillsUSA to showcase a multitude of talents displayed by technical education students, teachers and business partners . There are dozens of workshops, educational sessions, and highly anticipated competitions in which students get a chance to prove their expertise in different […]
Sara Rodriguez-Jurabe, Production Supervisor In 2014, Sara Rodriguez-Jurabe accepted a position with GP—a position over 1,500 miles from her closest friends and family in Puerto Rico. During the fall of 2017, Hurricane Maria made that distance feel even further with the combination of the destruction left behind and her father’s distressing medical diagnosis of brain […]
When the Tassel Was Truly Worth the Hassle The last year of high school is much bigger than figuring out what you want to sign in your friends’ yearbook, it is one of the most pivotal moments of your entire life. Will you stay in-state or try somewhere new? Will you live on-campus or off-campus? […]
Tara Binn of Eugene, Oregon has two very unique attributes—she is a woman in the manufacturing business leading an all-male team and she is doing this at only 30 years old. Tara uses both to silence the loud stereotypes of the world by making it her mission to “inspire the next generation of women,” she said. Click […]
Kim Sweet, VP Quality and Commercialization of Consumer Products Kim Sweet is a prime example of not letting anyone put you in a box— especially boxes labeled ‘men only’. In this video, Sweet discusses various challenges of working in a male-dominated industry, the lessons she has learned along the way and her hopes for women […]