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History - 1990s


1990

Completed the merger of Great Northern Nekoosa Corp., adding 55 paper mills and paperboard converting plants, 83 paper distribution centers, one plywood plant and two sawmills. Sales reached $12.7 billion.

1991

Sold nonstrategic assets, including two containerboard mills, 19 corrugated packaging plants and related timberlands. Sold two groundwood paper mills and related timberlands in Maine.

1992

Continued leadership role in worker safety and environmental programs. First forest products company to reach Star Level from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exemplary safety program at the Crossett, Ark., pulp and paper facility.

1993

Entered into first-of-its-kind agreement with Department of the Interior to protect the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker on company lands. Purchased an engineered lumber mill at Roxboro, N.C., and majority ownership of an industrial particleboard facility in Ontario, Canada. Sold Butler Paper distribution operations. Chairman Pete Correll appointed to President's Council on Sustainable Development, to identify ways for the country to grow economically while sustaining the environment for future generations.

1994

Began a multiyear capital investment program focused on growing engineered wood products. Sold envelope manufacturing and roofing businesses. Began major restructuring of building products distribution business. Entered into a unique land agreement with The Nature Conservancy to protect more than 21,000 acres along the Lower Roanoke River in North Carolina. Published GP's first environmental and safety report to publicly track the company's performance.

1995

Began production of OSB at Mt. Hope, W. Va., plant. Purchased two U.S. resin facilities from Dyno Industrier, A.S. The company's sales totaled $14.3 billion.

1996

Acquired Domtar Inc.'s gypsum wallboard business. Completed construction of OSB plant at Brookneal, Va. Completed construction of recycling facility and recycled linerboard machine at Big Island, Va. Completed modernization project at Toledo, Ore. Created ServiceForce, Georgia-Pacific's employee volunteer program.

1997

Georgia-Pacific completed its seventh decade. Closed sale of Martell, Calif., timberlands, sawmill and particleboard plant. Created The Timber Company, a separate operating group with its own common stock that tracked the performance and value of the company's timber business. Published the first Community Investment Report.

1998

Acquired CeCorr, the leading independent producer of corrugated sheets in the U.S. The company formed a relationship with Southeast Wood Treating, Inc. The Timber Company and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service renewed their landmark agreement to protect endangered red-cockaded woodpecker habitats.

1999

Georgia-Pacific Group split stock 2 for 1. Acquired Unisource Worldwide, the leading independent marketer and distributor of printing and imaging paper and supply systems in North America. Formed joint venture with Wisconsin Tissue to combine away-from-home tissue business. The Timber Company completed strategic sale of timberlands in California, Maine and New Brunswick, Canada. Began sponsoring middle school science and math teachers to attend nationally recognized Keystone Science School Key Issues Institute.

CeCorr
GP acquired CeCorr, an independent
producer of corrugated sheets, in 1998.


Unisource Worldwide, Inc.
GP bought Unisource Worldwide,Inc.
in 1999.