Georgia-Pacific Expands Advanced Manufacturing in Henry County
Georgia-Pacific is expanding its manufacturing footprint for curbside recyclable paper padded mailers to support growing demand for more sustainable shipping envelopes. The additional location in Henry County, Georgia, will expand availability of the mailers in the Southeast, while a new location in Pennsylvania will serve the Northeast.
“Georgia-Pacific has been a longtime industry in Henry County and our region,” stated F.J. “Josh” Fenn, Executive Director of the Henry County Development Authority. “Today’s announcement by Georgia-Pacific to bring a new manufacturing facility of their paper-envelope division to Henry County is a great example of our logistical location attracting advanced manufacturing. When our Established Industries continue to reinvest and bring different business units to Henry County, it is a great statement of our business environment.”
The expansion location in Henry County, which is expected to be operational by end of year, will manufacture multiple sizes of the easy-to-recycle mailer, significantly expanding the availability of curbside recyclable mailer. In additional, this will add approximately 50 new jobs in Henry County. Those interested in applying can find more information at www.jobs.kochcareers.com/search/georgia-pacific/jobs.
Georgia-Pacific’s expertise in paper making and paper-based packaging, and support from its research and development team, have contributed to the company’s success in its first manufacturing location and served as drivers in the expansion plans.
“The response to the functionality and recyclability has been very favorable from key customers like Amazon and from consumers,” says Adam Ganz, vice president – commercial development at Georgia-Pacific, who leads the mailer business. “We are eager to expand the availability of this more sustainable alternative to non-recyclable dual material mailers. This investment demonstrates our commitment to increasing sustainable solutions for the rapidly-growing e-commerce segment.”
About Georgia-Pacific Packaging
Based in Atlanta, Georgia‐Pacific is a leading integrated packaging supplier providing a full range of packaging solutions across the U.S., including containerboard, corrugated boxes and sheets, recyclable mailers for e-commerce, high-graphic packaging through our Color-Box® business and digital print for packaging through our Hummingbird® business. The company’s recycling subsidiary is among the world’s largest traders of paper, metal and plastics, contributing to a paper recovery rate of just over 65 percent and a corrugated recovery rate of about 90 percent in the U.S. For more information, visit: gppackaging.com.