J.P. Gasway

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Georgia Pacific

Since we are a distributor of Georgia Pacific Paper Products I thought a little history of the company would be worth looking into.

In 1927 G.P. (Georgia Pacific) was founded in the great city of Augusta, GA. Yes, yes, the same place where the greatest golf event takes place every year, The Master’s. It was originally founded as Georgia Hardwood Lumber Company, a lumber wholesaler. It operated five saw mills at that time that employed most of the city. In 1948 it changed it’s name and became known as Georgia-Pacific Plywood & Lumber Company. Again in 1956, it changed it’s name. This time to Georgia Pacific Corporation and has maintained that same name for 63 years.

In 1963 the company shifted it’s attention to the tissue business, introducing the Coronet Brand. Now, fast forward 37 years to 2000 and the company acquired Ft. James Paper Company, the Brawny Brand, Quilted Northern and Dixie which is what we know them for today.

From the time the company was founded in 1927 Georgia Pacific the company has never stopped growing. It started in one small building in the small town of Augusta, GA and has since expanded to more than 300 locations around the world with brands that are extremely well known in every part of the world. You can’t walk through a grocery or wholesale store without seeing one of their products somewhere on a shelf. A few of those brands are Angel Soft, Sparkle, Vanity Fair, Dixie and the list goes on. All products listed are ones that our company offers and stocks in our Hiawatha location.

If ever in need of a great product that the world trusts and uses daily never hesitate to jump on the G.P. line. And if you ever have any questions as to what product would best suit your needs, let us know. We’d be happy to help guide you in the right direction and provide a little history along the way!