Palatka, Florida, Mill Selected For Georgia-pacific $400 Million Investment To Grow Tissue And Towel Business

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Palatka, Florida, Mill Selected For Georgia-pacific $400 Million Investment To Grow Tissue And Towel Business

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ATLANTA, June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Georgia-Pacific today announced that its Palatka, Florida, mill has been selected as the location for the company’s previously announced investment of more than $400 million in its GP Consumer (retail) tissue and towel business. The investment supports continued growth for key customers’ premium private label towel products.

Georgia-Pacific's Palatka, Florida, mill has been selected as the location for the company’s investment of more than $400 million in its GP Consumer (retail) tissue and towel business. The investment supports continued growth for key customers’ premium private label towel products.

Investments to the Palatka mill include building a new paper machine using through-air-dried (TAD) technology, as well as adding associated converting equipment and infrastructure. Engineering and related work is beginning immediately, and startup of the upgraded operation is scheduled for 2019.

Approximately 80 jobs will be created to operate the new papermaking complex, in addition to the mill’s 850 current employees. A
n average of 160 construction and contract-related workers are expected to be onsite at the mill every day during the project, with a potential peak of 700 contract workers per day at the height of construction.

“This upgrade to our operations in Florida underscores our long history of investment in the state by Georgia-Pacific and Koch companies,” said Christian Fischer, Georgia-Pacific president and chief executive officer. “We appreciate the ongoing support of the local community, Putnam County and state officials in our efforts to continue making our Palatka mill more competitive for the long-term.” 

In the last 10 years, capital investment and acquisitions in the Palatka mill have totaled $306 million and statewide investments have totaled $1.5 billion

“The Palatka mill has been a major economic contributor in Putnam County for 70 years,” said Larry Harvey, chairman, Putnam County Board of County Commissioners. “It is gratifying that Georgia-Pacific continues to see our community as a solid location for significant investment. With this new manufacturing technology coming to the Palatka mill, we look forward to many more decades of opportunity together.”

The Palatka mill currently operates two kraft paper machines, three paper machines manufacturing paper for bath tissue and paper towels, and a number of converting operations producing finished paper products.

The improvements will allow Georgia-Pacific’s current and potential customers to grow their premium private label towel brands, as well as expand the company’s Brawny® premium paper towel brand.

“This significant investment demonstrates our commitment to GP’s consumer business, our hard-working teams and our current and potential customers,” said Kathy Walters, Group President – Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products Group. “It also allows us to further leverage the many advantages we have, including our breadth of offerings, excellence in manufacturing operations and research and development to create products that consumers value.”

In Florida, Georgia-Pacific operates three facilities and employs nearly 1,600 people with total annual compensation and benefits of more than $143 million.


About Georgia-Pacific


Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products and related chemicals.  Our familiar consumer brands include Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, enMotion®, Sparkle®, Mardi Gras®, Vanity Fair®, Dixie® as well as STAINMASTER™ household cleaning products. Georgia-Pacific has long been a leading supplier of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers. Its GP Harmon Recycling subsidiary is among the world’s largest recyclers of paper, metal and plastics. The company operates approximately 200 facilities and employs approximately 35,000 people directly, and creates nearly 92,000 jobs indirectly. For more information, visit: gp.com.

 

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Moving Company Pasadena Offers Summer Relocation services for Businesses

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Moving Company Pasadena Offers Summer Relocation services for Businesses

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LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Moving Company Pasadena announces exclusive summer business relocation services that will help owners and managers relocate their offices in a simple, convenient and most importantly, fast way.


The Los Angeles moving company has the necessary experience to ensure a smooth relocation process. The company has built a reputation based on their professionalism, expertise and competitive prices.


Moving a company during the summer is no easy task, especially if the move takes place in Los Angeles. Professionals offer a suite of moving services that can make

moving in Los Angeles

simple and convenient.



Moving Company Pasadena offers the following moving services:


  • Packing services

  • Packing and wrapping supplies (boxes cost extra)

  • Moving insurance

  • Transportation

  • loading/unloading


Business owners can find out how much their move would cost by visiting

http://www.movingcompanypasadena.com/

. Here, they can request a quote and a professional mover will estimate the total costs. The Los Angeles moving company does not have hidden fees and offers all-inclusive summer moving services at a competitive price.


Moving Company Pasadena is a Pasadena-based residential and commercial moving company servicing all of Los Angeles since 2009, and is operated by Affordable Los Angeles Movers.  The moving company is licensed by the Public Utility Commission (PUC) and has an A rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).  Pasadena Movers accepts cash, checks, credit cards, and PayPal.


Contact Moving Company Pasadena at
 
(626) 388-1830
or view its website at

http://www.movingcompanypasadena.com/

. Moving Company Pasadena is located at
Chamber of Commerce Building 117 E Colorado Blvd #600 Pasadena, California 91105.

Media Contact:Russell Rabichev, Internet Marketing Company, 800.475.3410, russell@internetmarketingcompany.biz

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Kent Displays, Inc. Successfully Hits Infringers of its Intellectual Property

Kent Displays, Inc. Successfully Hits Infringers of its Intellectual Property

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KENT, Ohio, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Kent Displays Inc., the makers of Boogie Board eWriters, is announcing successes in its approach to the global protection of its intellectual property (IP) rights, including its patents, trademarks, trade dress, and copyrights. Invented in the U.S., the Boogie Board eWriter is a popular electronic writing device sold globally that provides the feel of a natural pen-on-paper writing experience.

“We take the enforcement of our intellectual property very seriously,” said CEO, Dr. Albert Green.

The company’s strategy includes a case pursued with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in which foreign manufacturers have been identified to have violated patents held by Kent Displays.

“Our strategy involving the ITC courts has been very deliberate and a big success for us. We will continue our proactive approach to defend our IP utilizing tactics that will not risk exposing our trade secrets to potential infringers,” Green said. “In addition to the ITC action, we are exercising our rights to pursue increasingly aggressive avenues, including federal courts.”

This development comes on the heels of other successes for Kent Displays, including take downs of infringing goods and committed partnerships with distributors and retailers to thwart violators of its intellectual property. 

“We’re scoring these victories because our distribution network, our retailers, and our consumers appreciate the authenticity that comes with our highly-valued eWriter products,” Green said. “That especially includes the large number of consumers in China who love our brand. And there should be no doubt that the feeling is mutual– we are an American company that creates and supports thousands of jobs in China.”

Kent Displays, known for its technological innovation, breakthrough design, and sophisticated global marketing, has several unannounced new products set for release this year and beyond. “We are taking the proactive steps necessary to ensure that the fruits of our innovation go to those who deserve its reward– that includes our collaborative partners in China and across the globe,” Green said.

About Kent Displays, Inc.

Founded in 1993, Kent Displays is a world leader in the research, development, and manufacture of patented roll-to-roll no power LCDs. The company is a global leader in eWriter display technology and the maker of Boogie Board brand eWriters –  among the world’s fastest-growing communication and writing tools. Hailed for its incredibly natural writing experience, Kent Displays has sold millions of Boogie Board eWriters in 40 countries worldwide.

In addition to its established mass consumer products business, Kent Displays is actively expanding its proprietary eWriter technology into OEM markets including consumer electronics, mobile electronics accessories, security, healthcare, and education. Kent Displays has won numerous global and North American business awards for manufacturing, business growth, and innovation, including the Toy Industry Association’s coveted Toy of the Year award in 2016.

For more information about Kent Displays or Boogie Board eWriters please visit kentdisplays.com and myboogieboard.com.

CONTACT: James Alay | Manager, Marketing Communications
jalay@kentdisplays.com | 330.673.8784 x271

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