Georgetown Mill is committed to its employees and the community. In 2012, the mill will celebrate its 75th year. Each month the mill exports product globally by container, rail and truck. The Georgetown mill began operating in 1937. After a major reconstruction project in 1983, and with further improvements in the 1990's, the mill is an efficient, technologically advanced pulp and paper production facility.
700 S. Kaminski Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
The Georgetown Mill is a mainstay in the Georgetown community with more than 600 employees and 600 retirees. The mill's annual payroll is $60 million, which includes total payroll and benefits.
In the past two years, International Paper has given nonprofit groups and educational institutions in the Georgetown area more than $200,000 in International Paper Foundation grants and local contributions. Key sponsorships include the 21st Annual IP Baseball Classic, the IP Golf Tournament and giving campaigns for United Way, March of Dimes and American Cancer Society.
The mill purchases $12 million local goods and services within Georgetown County. The total economic impact is more than $100 million in the surrounding counties including Georgetown County and exceeds $200 million statewide. In addition, the mill is responsible for approximately $3.0 million in property taxes. A major portion of these tax dollars goes to the school system of Georgetown County.
The Georgetown mill's three paper machines are used to produce paper for file folders, pulp (used for absorbent products such as diapers and other personal care products) and other specialty grades such as wallboard tape, Reelcote and specialty envelope.