This post is sponsored by Georgia-Pacific®; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Education is a huge part of their everyday operations.
With this in mind, Georgia-Pacific aided in the opening of the St. Johns River Center in 2015. The center is ideal for 2nd to 7th graders to teach them about the surrounding wetlands which make Palatka unique. I found it an interesting resource for learning about the local area and Florida’s rich history.
They have also made a 3-year $122,000 commitment to the Putnam County School District to pay for lab equipment for the Advanced Manufacturing Academy available at three local schools. The academy readies students for entry-level manufacturing jobs upon graduation.
Georgia-Pacific’s daily operations enhance the lives of the surrounding communities by providing economic stability as well as jobs throughout the area. Each mill job creates three more in the community.
- Georgia-Pacific’s national brands made in Palatka include Angel Soft, Sparkle, Brawny, Quilted Northern and they also make kraft paper (used for pet food bags and sugar bags).
- The Palatka Mill produces 60% of their own power.
- 30,000 cases of Angel Soft a day are produced at the Georgia-Pacific Palatka Mill.
- Georgia-Pacific has 200 facilities (mostly in the U.S.) and employs 35,000 people
- Resources used to make tissue and other paper goods are used completely and efficiently. The bark that is shaved off the trees can be later used for landscaping.