Paper science and engineering students from North Carolina State University saw more than just pulp and paper mills on this year’s Paper International Experience (PIE) trip to Domtar’s Personal Care operations in Toledo, Spain. The leap from paper science to personal care was a first for the PIE program and the 32 students who participated, but it’s not unusual for Domtar. People, expertise and raw materials flow between our two major businesses, both within North America and across the Atlantic. The most obvious example of this is fluff pulp, which is manufactured at our U.S. pulp mills and shipped to the Toledo plant for use in absorbent cores. Daniel Richardson, who interned twice at Domtar’s pulp and paper mill in Ashdown, Arkansas, before participating in this trip, felt an immediate connection. Click Read More below for additional information.
In response to Hurricane Florence that slammed the coastal Carolinas this month, Georgia-Pacific is working with long-time partner and disaster relief organization, Convoy of Hope (COH) to provide aid to those in need.
To relieve the thousands affected by the storm’s destructive path, COH is getting donated supplies and food into the hands that need them most.
As a part of its emergency response, Convoy of Hope has distributed 15 truckloads including 18 pallets of GP branded products including Quilted Northern bath tissue and Brawny® wipes. Distribution areas have included the community of Lumberton, North Carolina, the site of GP’s cellulose facility, and the surrounding cities of New Bern, Wilmington, Kenansville, Wallace, Raleigh and Raeford.
COH has a long history of collecting and distributing supplies to disaster victims and has partnered with GP in the past, including during the 2016 flooding in Louisiana, last year’s Hurricane Harvey and the recent natural disasters in California and Iowa.
You Can Help!
GP estimates that at least 30 employees near the Lumberton area have been affected by devastating flooding. Those wanting to help can donate to the Koch Employee Assistance Fund, which helps GP employees directly. Donations to support the area can also be given to Convoy of Hope.
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