History of Savannah River Mill

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  • Present

    We continue to invest in our people, processes and equipment so that we can remain a valued employer in the community and to keep Georgia-Pacific competitive in our markets.

  • Mill anniversary


    The mill marks its 25th anniversary.

  • Investing in people


    We invest in people, processes and equipment to be a quality employer that’s competitive in the market: laser-guided vehicles, pulping systems, paper machine improvements, new converting lines, and landfill gas collection/cell closure systems.

  • 2008

    The mill earns a Wildlife at Work designation from the Wildlife Habitat Council for its 150-acre, on-site wildlife habitat.

  • Angel Soft


    The Savannah River Mill begins producing premium products, including Angel Soft® bath tissue.

  • GP logo


    Georgia-Pacific acquires the Savannah River Mill.

  • Paper Mill


    SRM constructs its fifth paper machine, which distinguishes it as the largest tissue mill in North America. Five of the world’s 12 largest tissue paper machines now reside at SRM.

  • Yankee arriving via boat


    The Yankee for SRM’s first paper machine arrives via the Savannah River. The mill begins production of its first tissue, towel and napkin products on October 8, 1986.

  • Construction begins on paper mill


    Fort Howard Paper Company begins clearing land for the construction of the Savannah River Mill. The mill is designed to produce tissue, towel and napkin products primarily from recycled wastepaper.