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International Paper Mill

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The Great Depression halted Georgetown’s timber industry, but recovery began to emerge in 1936 when International Paper Company built a plant along the Sampit River.

By 1942 this plant had become the largest kraft paper mill in the world. The kraft process is stronger than other paper-making processes. It results in more durable materials which can be used in packaging. During World War II, the mill played a major role by producing packaging for soldiers’ rations.

The mill received a complete overhaul in 1983 and is currently a worldwide provider of baby diapers, personal health care products, stationery, and heavier stock like manila folders and index cards. It remains one of the country’s largest mills and produces an impressive 632,000 tons of paper product per year. The mill is Georgetown County‘s second largest private employer with 700 workers.

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7 Comments about International Paper Mill

SCIWAY says:
February 25th, 2018 at 2:08 pm

Hey Lisa, we recommend reaching out the mill directly. Perhaps Human Resources there would have an avenue to pursue, hope this helps! Their phone number is (843) 546-6111.

Lisa Gunderson says:
February 25th, 2018 at 11:47 am

I believe my uncle worked at Georgetown Paper Mill in 1930s. Is there a way to see if that’s correct? I have his Social Security number.

Russell Joyner says:
October 21st, 2016 at 8:22 am

I am looking for pictures of Southern Kraft # 6, the tug boat I worked on back in the late 1970s. Do you have any?

SCIWAY says:
February 29th, 2016 at 4:28 pm

Hi, Roland. Here is a link to the company, and hopefully someone there can help you with your question: http://www.internationalpaper.com/

Roland Schmidt says:
February 29th, 2016 at 3:08 pm

Do you offer tours of your mill?

SCIWAY says:
April 6th, 2012 at 9:12 am

Hi Tom – Great idea! The best way to get an answer to your question would be to contact the Georgetown Paper Mill directly – here is their website: http://www.internationalpaper.com/US/EN/Company/Facilities/Georgetown.html . Hope this helps! – SCIWAY

Tom DuBois says:
April 5th, 2012 at 6:55 pm


Does Georgetown Paper Mill provide a way for residents of Georgetown county a way to bring clean and healthy pine logs and blocks for use in manufacturing paper? This would eliminate burning and or landfill discard of useful pine logs and blocks from fallen and storm sacrificed trees.

Please respond if such a community service is available through Georgetown Paper Mill.



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