Georgia-Pacific Professional Wins GHX 2009 Best In Class Award

Atlanta, Georgia (PressExposure) July 01, 2009 -- Georgia-Pacific Professional is proud to announce it has received a 2009 GHX Best in Class Award for achieving the highest year-over-year market share growth in the 2008 calendar year. The award, for distributed products in the Metal/Plastic/Paper Products category, was presented by GHX LLC, a software and business intelligence provider helping companies in the healthcare industry maintain cost-effective business practices.

Georgia-Pacific Professional was among 30 leading medical-surgical product manufacturers to be recognized by GHX in five market segments and 35 product categories. Products honored ranged from cardiovascular devices to skin-care products. Winners were determined using GHX Market Intelligence reports that analyze national distributed sales transaction data.

“Our company is delighted to receive the prestigious Best In Class Award from GHX,” said Jacquel Kelly, senior marketing manager, Georgia-Pacific Professional healthcare segment. “This distinction highlights Georgia-Pacific Professional’s commitment to designing innovative products that meet the unique needs of healthcare professionals.”

Georgia-Pacific Professional has experienced success in the healthcare market with its industry-leading enMotion® product line. The touchless towel dispenser offers solutions for increasing hygiene and operational efficiency with one-at-a-time dispensing and various towel length options. The line was recently expanded with enMotion High-Capacity EPA Compliant towels made of post-consumer fiber, and enMotion with Lotion towels infused with a proprietary lotion that helps reduce dryness experienced from frequent hand washing and the only moisture activated towel in the away from home market.

“We are extremely pleased to honor Georgia-Pacific Professional for its leadership position in the Metal/Plastic/Paper Products product category,” said Ed McCauley, general manager, GHX Market Intelligence. “Despite the down economy, Georgia-Pacific Professional grew at a rate greater than the overall market segment.”

ABOUT GEORGIA-PACIFIC PROFESSIONAL Georgia-Pacific Professional is a provider of hygienic dispensing systems, towels, tissues, soaps, air fresheners, wipers, cups, cutlery and napkins. Two business groups operate under the Georgia-Pacific Professional business. The Washroom and Wiper Solutions group provides the full range of products to market segments including office buildings, healthcare, manufacturing, and lodging facilities. The Food Services Solutions group focuses on such segments as restaurants, coffee shops, and convenience stores. The Georgia-Pacific Professional business features such well-known product brands as enMotion®, Compact®, Dixie®, EasyNap®, SmartStock® and Brawny Industrial(tm). For more information on Georgia-Pacific Professional, please call 1-866-HELLO GP (435-5647) or visit us at [].

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ABOUT GHX As the business hub for healthcare, GHX enables healthcare providers and suppliers in North America and Europe to reduce costs and improve margins by automating processes, reducing operating expenses and increasing knowledge-based decision making. Products and services include trading partner connectivity, order and contract management and validation, data synchronization, sales force automation and business intelligence. Equity owners of GHX are Abbott Exchange, Inc.; AmerisourceBergen Corp.; Baxter Healthcare Corp.; B Braun Medical Inc.; Becton, Dickinson & Co.; Boston Scientific Corp.; Cardinal Health, Inc.; Covidien; C.R. Bard, Inc.; Fisher Scientific International, Inc.; GE Healthcare; HCA; Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc.; McKesson Corp.; Medtronic USA, Inc.; Owens & Minor; Premier, Inc.; Siemens; University HealthSystem Consortium; and VHA Inc.

With information provided by 27 of the nation’s leading distributors, GHX Market Intelligence tracks and reports on more than $34 billion of distributed sales for medical-surgical and clinical laboratory supplies and devices. It is the only comprehensive source for accurate, detailed and timely data for the acute and alternate site healthcare markets, containing geographically relevant and competitive market share, size and average selling price reporting down to the three-digit ZIP code level. For more information, visit

About Georgia-Pacific Professional

Media Contact:
Kelly Ferguson
Georgia-Pacific or 404-652-4704

Nicole Curtis
Howard, Merrell & Partners or 919-844-2764

Kara Della Vecchia
GHX or (508) 314-3127

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Press Release Submitted On: July 01, 2009 at 10:15 am
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