ATLANTA, Nov. 29, 2017 (Press Release) -Georgia-Pacific today announced that it is making significant investments, which could total more than $50 million, in converting assets to support its Compact professional toilet paper business. The company expects this investment to further strengthen its commitment to being the leading provider of hygienic dispensing systems to the office building, healthcare, education, manufacturing and foodservice market segments.
The company said that converting equipment is currently being installed at its Green Bay, Wisc., Broadway mill and should be at full production in the second quarter 2018. In addition, the company has approved funding and final engineering for converting equipment at its Savannah River Mill in Rincon, Ga., which should be operational in the first quarter of 2019. These investments follow the recent start-up of Compact® converting equipment at the Muskogee, Okla., mill in 2017.
“We have seen unprecedented demand for our Compact® toilet tissue over the last year,” said Nick Trainer, vice president and general manager of GP PRO’s tissue category. “The coreless, long-lasting rolls meet customer and end-user demands for innovative products that provide reliability, ease of maintenance, value and sustainability.”
Added Mike Adams, president of GP PRO, “This significant investment should be a clear indication to our customers of Georgia-Pacific’s continued focus on providing innovative products to meet their high standards in the away-from-home market. It also demonstrates our commitment to the competitiveness of our skilled employees, to our asset base and to the communities where we operate.”
Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. The company operates approximately 200 facilities and employs approximately 35,000 people directly, and creates nearly 92,000 jobs indirectly. GP PRO, a division of Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP, manufactures and sells well-known brands like enMotion®, Compact®, Angel Soft® Professional Series, Brawny Industrial®, Dixie®, SmartStock® and PerfecTouch®. GP PRO products meet restroom, food service and break room needs for office buildings, healthcare, food service, high traffic, lodging, retail and education facilities, plus a wide range of industrial and manufacturing facilities in North America. For more information, visit: gppro.com.