133 Peachtree St., N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303
CEO: James Hannan
Georgia-Pacific is a leading manufacturer
and distributor of building products, industrial wood products,
pulp, paper, packaging, paperboard, tissue, gypsum wallboard
and related chemicals.
The company has more than 300 manufacturing facilities across North America and Europe, ranging from large pulp, paper and tissue operations to gypsum plants, box plants and building products complexes.
Georgia-Pacific also makes products for
the consumer which include tissue and towels under the Angel
Soft, Brawny, Mardi Gras, Quilted Northern, Sparkle and Vanity
Fair brands. Another subsidiary is the Dixie brand which sells
paper cups, plastic utensils and plates.
The company also sells paper for use in
copiers and printers.
Koch Industries, a privately held company, purchased Georgia-Pacific in 2005 for $21 billion in cash and debt assumption. The company is no longer publicly-traded.
The company was founded in 1927 in Augusta,
GA by Owen R. Cheatham as the Georgia Hardwood Lumber Co., a
wholesaler of hardwood lumber. The company would go on to acquire
saw mills and plywood mills across the country. It changed its
name to Georgia-Pacific Plywood & Lumber Co. in 1948 and
went public on the NYSE in 1949.
You have a choice from among several
different health care plans. A PPO or traditional health plan
with employee-paid deductibles and copays and based on zip code
are available. Managed care programs (HMO) are available in certain
geographical areas. No matter which plan you choose, vision and
prescription drug benefits are included.
You may choose to purchase dental
coverage for yourself and your eligible family members on a pre-tax
basis. Benefits include preventive care, basic care, major dental
service care, and orthodontia (a lifetime maximum of $2,000 for
dependent children up to age 17).
Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment
The company pays for $50,000 of
life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance.
You can pay to increase this amount to up to eight times your
annual pay or $2 million, whichever is less.
Dependent Life Insurance
You may purchase life insurance
for your spouse or domestic partner and your children. Coverage
amounts in $25,000 increments up to $250,000 are available for
your spouse or domestic partner. For children, you may purchase
coverage of $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000. Coverage of $1,000 is
effective for children 14 days to 6 months of age. No coverage
is available for children under 14 days old.
Long-Term Disability Plan (LTD)
You may purchase income protection
in the event you become disabled and cannot work. The disability
benefit equals either 50%, 60%, or 70% of basic monthly pay,
based on the plan elected.
Special Survivor Benefit
If an employee dies from injuries
sustained in an accident on the job, the company pays a benefit
equal to four times the employees' base annual salary (the maximum
benefit is $200,000). This is payable to an eligible spouse,
eligible dependent children, and/or eligible dependent children.
Business Travel Accident Plan
If an employee dies while on a
Georgia-Pacific business trip, the company pays a lump sum of
$100,000. If an employee becomes disabled or dismembered while
traveling on company business, the plan pays from $25,000 to
$100,000, depending on the injury.
Salaried 401(k) Plan
You are immediately eligible to
participate in the Plan and to receive Company matching contributions.
You can begin contributing to the Plan as soon as administratively
feasible following your date of hire. You may save from 1% -
75% of your pay on a pre-tax basis (subject to legal limits).
Georgia-Pacific matches $1.00 for every $1.00 you contribute
to your plan account up to 3% of your pay, and then $0.50 for
every $1.00 of the next 5%. You're always fully vested in your
own contributions. You become fully vested in company matching
contributions after completing 3 years of service. You may choose
from a variety of investment funds, each with a different investment
objective and strategy.
Salaried Pension Plan
You are eligible to participate
in the plan with the first pay date of the month after you complete
one year of service. You are automatically enrolled in the plan.
This plan is completely funded by the company; employee contributions
are not allowed in the plan.
Vacation is based on the length
of employee continuous company service as follows*:
6 months service = 5 vacation days
1 year but less than 5 years service = 10 vacation days
5 years but less than 12 years service = 15 vacation days
12 years but less than 18 years service = 20 vacation days
18 years or more service = 25 vacation days
* Some divisions use a different schedule based on local practices.
Georgia-Pacific observes several
paid holidays company-wide, including:
· New Year's Day
· Memorial Day
· Independence Day
· Labor Day
· Thanksgiving Day
· Christmas Day
For customer service reasons, several facilities
may not be closed for some or all of these holidays. Local management
at these facilities will announce other holidays at the beginning
of each year. In addition, after you have been employed for 90
days, you will have two discretionary vacation days that may
be used during the year.
Georgia-Pacific may reimburse a
certain percentage of the cost for tuition, books and lab fees
for job-related courses. Courses must be approved in advance,
and the amount reimbursed depends upon your final grade.
Matching Gift Program
Through this program, the company
matches your contribution to an approved educational institution,
hospital, and or cultural organization on a dollar-for-dollar
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The EAP is a confidential program
designed to help you, your eligible dependents and your household
members resolve personal challenges. Information, consultation,
and assistance are provided at no cost to you.
Updated August 4, 2009