2014

Better Together: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum Completes Integration with Temple-Inland Building Products Customers benefit from broader range of products, convenient distribution, more service

ATLANTA, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to Georgia-Pacific LLC's acquisition of Temple-Inland Building Products, its Georgia-Pacific Gypsum division is bigger – but more importantly, better.

With integration of two of the industry's most experienced building materials manufacturers now complete, a larger and even more experienced team of employees is offering customers a broader range of products, more convenient distribution and – soon -- new systems designed to improve customer service.

Among the highlights of the "new" Georgia-Pacific Gypsum are:

  • More Products – The company's enhanced portfolio of products offers customers more UL approved fire-rated assemblies; a growing family of lightweight products; the addition of paper-faced sheathing, shaftliner and soffit boards to the ToughRock® family; and wider availability of the trusted Dens® line of fiberglass mat gypsum panels.
  • More Convenient Distribution – With the addition of high-quality assets, we've added 40 percent more capacity and a wider geographic footprint, giving customers added peace of mind when placing an order for any of the numerous products in the Dens and ToughRock product families.
  • Improved Customer Service – By adding 350 talented employees, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum now has an experienced and trusted 2,000-person workforce determined to make doing business with the company easier than ever.

"Georgia-Pacific Gypsum is now bigger and better than ever, offering customers products, distribution and service unparalleled in the industry," said Mike McCoy, vice president of marketing for Georgia-Pacific Gypsum. "We are delighted with the swift integration of Temple-Inland Building Products' talented people, high-quality plants and products, allowing us to further optimize the customer experience."  

Georgia-Pacific completed its $710 million acquisition of Temple-Inland Building Products assets from International Paper Co. in July 2013. The purchase included facilities that manufacture the following building materials: fiberboard, gypsum products, lumber, medium density fiberboard (MDF) and particleboard.

Georgia-Pacific Gypsum will display its expanded product line in Booth 315 at the AWCI Convention & INTEX Expo, taking place in Las Vegas, March 30 to April 3.

Follow Georgia-Pacific Gypsum on Twitter @gpgypsum or YouTube at www.youtube.com/gpdens. Media: Go to http://buildgp.com/together-equals-better

About Georgia-Pacific
Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. The company employs nearly 35,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.gp.com

CONTACTS
Cindy Mottern
133 Peachtree St., 8th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
(404) 652-2785
cindy.mottern@gapac.com

Sylvia O'Hagan, Ketchum
914-693-5135
sylvia.ohagan@ketchum.com

SOURCE Georgia-Pacific



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