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Focusing on the 2017 Women's History Month theme, "Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor & Business,” this month the Palatka City Commission hightlights Georgia-Pacific's #StrengthHasNoGender Campaign honoring women who break down barriers in male-dominated fields. This month, G-P's Brawny® brand paper towels received a make-over -- the "Brawny Man" was replaced with a "Brawny Woman."
At the March 9th Commission meeting, Terry Hadaway, Public Affairs Manager at Georgia-Pacific Palatka Operations, introduced Jesse Swanner and Britany Shieffield, process engineers at the Georgia Pacific Palatka Mill. Both said they were interested in math and science at an early age, and both studied chemical engineering and biomedical science in college. Both were recently recruited straight out of college by Georgia-Pacific Corporation.
Mr. Hadaway said Georgia-Pacific Corporation has recognized Women’s History Month with a re-packaging and re-marketing campaign each year beginning in 2015. G-P sought these young women out because they need good solid professionals, and they will continue to recruit women and minorities in all professions and on the floor. He noted this year marks the 70th anniversary of Georgia-Pacific, Palatka Operations.