Atlanta, GA (PressExposure) February 21, 2012 -- As part of the ongoing effort to support local communities and spread wellness, the Georgia-Pacific Professional business and Georgia-Pacific's Green Bay, Wis., operations donated nearly $200,000 of Pacific Garden® hand soap and dispensers to the Green Bay Area Public School District (GBAPSD) in Wisconsin. Georgia-Pacific's Green Bay operation is a key manufacturing site for Georgia-Pacific Professional tissue, towel and napkin products. Georgia-Pacific mills have operated in the area for more than 100 years, and the company's employees are very active in supporting the community.
"We know that hand washing can prevent the spread of illness," says Dr. Michelle S. Langenfeld, GBAPSD superintendent. "As we enter the cold and flu season, we anticipate that the Georgia-Pacific Professional products, teamed with education on the importance of hand washing, will positively impact not only the health of our students but potentially their academic achievement as well."
The 4,182 cases of Georgia-Pacific Professional's Pacific Garden® general purpose gentle foam soap and 1,440 Pacific Garden® dispensers will provide an estimated two-year supply to the state's fifth largest school district, serving more than 20,000 students.
"Reducing absenteeism is vital to the health and safety of students and staff as well as the school budget, and we are proud to join with the Green Bay Area Public School District to help foster a safe and healthy school year, beginning with a hygienic washroom environment," says Scott Light, president - Georgia-Pacific Professional Washroom and Wiper Solutions and Communication Papers.
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Georgia-Pacific Professional is a provider of hygienic dispensing systems, towels, tissues, soaps, air fresheners, wipers, cups, plates, cutlery and napkins. Two business groups operate under the Georgia-Pacific Professional business. The Washroom and Wiper Solutions group provides a wide range of products to market segments including office buildings, education, healthcare and manufacturing facilities. The Food Services Solutions group focuses on such segments as restaurants, coffee shops, convenience stores and lodging facilities. Georgia-Pacific Professional's business features well-known product brands including enMotion®, Compact®, Dixie®, EasyNap®, SmartStock®, Brawny Industrial and SofPull. For more information about Georgia-Pacific Professional, please call 1-866-HELLO GP (435-5647) or visit us at [http://www.gppro.com].
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