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Company Overview

History


80 Years of Achievement

Founded in 1927 as a wholesaler of hardwood lumber, Georgia-Pacific has grown through expansion and acquisitions to become one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products and related chemicals.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific employs nearly 35,000 people worldwide. The company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange from 1949 through 2005, when it was acquired as a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., a privately owned company based in Wichita, Kansas.

Log Transportation by Mule and Wagon
Early Transportation
In Georgia-Pacific's early days, lumber was transported to rail stations by horse and wagon.

Owen Cheatham

Our Founder
Owen Cheatham, a salesman of extraordinary ability, founded Georgia-Pacific in 1927.
Leatherneck Wrapping Paper 1960s Advertisement
This model wears a dress designed by Oleg Cassini and a roll of paper manufactured at GP's pulp and paper mill in Crossett, Ark.