Company Spotlight – Georgia-Pacific Foley Cellulose

Headquartered in 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 has a workforce of more than 35,000 people around the world.

As one of four world-class wood pulp mills and one cotton linter mill in the Georgia-Pacific Cellulose business, Foley Cellulose produces specialty and fluff pulp that is delivered worldwide to customers for a variety of high-end uses and converting technologies. Our fibers are found in products that people around the world use in everyday life, including clothing, tires, shampoo, diapers, filters and towels.

Foley Cellulose is Taylor County’s largest manufacturing employer with more than 500 employees, and has an annual impact of more than $230 million to the Florida economy in payroll, wood purchases, materials, supplies and services that leads to approximately $5 million in local taxes paid annually.

Foley Cellulose is committed to safety, the environment and community. We are committed to creating long-term value by achieving excellence in safety performance. We strive to maintain a safe workplace where all our employees go home to their families.

Foley Cellulose is dedicated to environmental sustainability and stewardship through every stage of our business to produce products used to improve consumer health, hygiene and well-being. By using environmentally conscious production practices, we maximize the use of renewable raw materials. While adhering to sustainable fiber procurement practices, we can ensure the viability of our environment for future generations.

Foley Cellulose is involved in one of the most ambitious environmental restoration projects in Florida conservation history. The Fenholloway River is a small, black water stream located near Perry, Florida. Foley Cellulose’s manufacturing mill is located near the Fenholloway and discharges treated effluent into the river under state and federal permits. We are working with regulatory agencies and private scientists to address color, salinity, nutrient and dissolved oxygen concerns. Our goal is for the river and near-shore Gulf waters to meet all water quality standards. When completed, the Fenholloway Water Quality Project will restore a stream formerly designated by the state as “industrial” to fishable-swimmable standards, create conditions for seagrasses to return to their natural range in near-shore Gulf waters near the Fenholloway River, and restore a significant freshwater wetland. The Taylor County Board of County Commissioners supports our efforts.

At Foley Cellulose, we believe that we have a responsibility to create value for our customers and for the communities where our employees live and work. Through charitable contributions from our Georgia- Pacific Foundation, we seek to address issues which improve the quality of life by focusing on priorities in these areas:

  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment
  • Enrichment


The Foley Cellulose family and community is a big believer in their collective vision. The vision states that “we will create value by making superior specialty grade cellulose for customers worldwide. Our Guiding Principles and commitment to keep each other safe will define who we are: A successful business that values family and partners with our communities.”