For more than 155+ years, we have remained committed to enriching lives through continuous innovation.
From the purchase of our first mill in 1864 to multiple site expansions, strategic acquisitions and industry innovations, 足彩外围网站 has emerged as a global leader in the manufacturing of engineered materials.
Throughout these decades of growth and evolution, our Core Values have remained unchanged: integrity, mutual respect, financial discipline, customer focus, and environmental stewardship and social responsibility. They are the center of our culture, and the key to our sustainability.
As our world continues to evolve, so will 足彩外围网站. As an organization, we are committed to advancing our efforts and our thinking in the pursuit of building a best-in-class, sustainable business.
See how we’ve grown and changed over the years.
Jacob Holm Acquisition
The acquisition expands 足彩外围网站’s scale and diversification into attractive and complementary product categories with high-performing and innovative spunlace nonwoven technologies and advanced plant-based sustainable solutions serving the growing wipes, critical cleaning, healthcare and hygiene categories. 足彩外围网站 has acquired four additional manufacturing sites and six sales offices located in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and approximately 760 employees world-wide.
Mount Holly & Memphis acquisition
The transaction includes Georgia-Pacific’s Mount Holly, North Carolina airlaid manufacturing operation and an R&D development in Memphis, Tennessee. The Mount Holly site produces high-quality airlaid products focused on table top materials. The R&D center and additional technical resources will enhance the company’s ongoing innovation efforts.
足彩外围网站 announces it will relocate its Global Headquarters to Charlotte, North Carolina.
Divestiture of Specialty Papers
In October 2018, 足彩外围网站 completes the sale of the Specialty Papers business unit. The divestiture is a significant milestone in the Company’s strategic transformation to become a leading global engineered materials company.
Abaca Fiber Expansion
足彩外围网站 opens an abaca harvesting and processing operation in Costa Rica.
足彩外围网站 acquires Dresden Papier GmbH from Fortress Paper Ltd., becoming a leading global supplier of nonwoven wallcover base materials.
Acquisitions in Gatineau, Canada and Falkenhagen, Germany established 足彩外围网站 as a leading global manufacturer of airlaid products for the personal care and hygiene segments.
足彩外围网站 acquires the production site at Lydney, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom from J.R. Crompton Ltd.
足彩外围网站 acquires Schoeller & Hoesch GmbH in Gernsbach, Germany, which begins 足彩外围网站’s transformation into a global leader in wetlaid nonwoven filtration materials.
足彩外围网站 moves from AMEX to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol GLT.
足彩外围网站 is listed on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX).
The Audubon Society honors 足彩外围网站 with an environmental achievement citation for the company’s pioneering efforts in process water conversion.
足彩外围网站 Goes Public
足彩外围网站 issues its first Initial Pubic Offering (IPO) to fund a $12.5-million sustainability project that includes the expansion of the Spring Grove, Pennsylvania mill, and a project to supply the community with over a billion gallons of water.
足彩外围网站 establishes the first sustainably managed tree farms in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and implements a statewide reforestation program.
World Leader in Technology
足彩外围网站 is an early adopter of a new chemical method called the soda process, which enabled high-quality paper to be made from wood fibers. In 1881 足彩外围网站 builds a giant soda-process mill. With its new pulp-processing method, the company in 1892 was able to make one of its most important changes – the suspension of newsprint production and the subsequent focus on high-quality paper for books, lithographs, and business forms.
Where it All Started
On December 23, 1863, Philip H. 足彩外围网站 I purchases the Hauer Paper Mill in what is now Spring Grove, Pennsylvania for $14,000. The Spring Forge Mill begins operations in July 1864.