WTCSav names International Business of the Year

Jun 03, 2024

World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) hosted its fifth annual Prosperity Through Trade Luncheon Thursday, May 2, in conjunction with World Trade Month.

During the luncheon, WTCSav presented the World Trade Center Savannah International Business of the Year Award to Georgia-Pacific’s Brunswick Cellulose pulp and paper mill. The facility, which makes fluff pulp for a variety of consumer uses, has been a staple in Glynn County since 1937 when Brunswick Pulp & Paper first opened as the Southeast’s first pulp mill.

Throughout its history, Brunswick Cellulose has remained consistent as one of the largest manufacturing sector employers in the area, employing 650 individuals locally. It is also Glynn County’s biggest taxpayer with more than $3.7 million paid in the current tax year. Georgia-Pacific is among the world’s largest recyclers of paper, metal and plastics. The company, headquartered in Atlanta, operates more than 150 facilities and employs approximately 30,000 people directly and creates more than 80,000 jobs indirectly.

“The vision of Georgia-Pacific here is to continue to invest in this facility to make it a world class bio-refinery,” said Brunswick Cellulose Vice President and General Manager Jack Perrett. “That’s where we plan to take the plant – to get to the point where we’re incredibly energy-efficient, basically using no fossil fuels and producing high-quality products with our local resources.”