This story is contributed by a member of the Illinois House Republicans.
State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) recently toured the Georgia Pacific Facility in Mt. Olive, on South Old Route 66. She was joined by Mark Denzler, Vice-President of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, leadership and employees at the plant.
The tour focused on the economic impact of the facility, the jobs offered at the 125 employee plant, the challenges they face in Illinois, as well as highlighting the corrugation process and production in Mt. Olive.
“It was a pleasure to meet the men and women that work in the facility,” said Rep. Bourne. “Through these tours and meetings with local employers, I am able to get a better understanding of what businesses in our area need to be successful – certainty from state government, a qualified workforce, and infrastructure that provides ease of transport of raw materials and final product.”
Built in 1974 and purchased by the Georgia-Pacific Company in 1990, the Mt. Olive Facility is a thriving local business that provides packaging to businesses world-wide. The corrugated packaging that they manufacture is used to safely and efficiently transport a number of products, including food and beverage, personal care, and home care items.