Who is Foley Cellulose and what is the value created for Taylor County?
Georgia-Pacific’s Foley Cellulose mill creates value by making special fibers found in products that people around the world use every day, including clothing, tires, shampoo, diapers, filters, and wipes.
We employ over 500 skilled workers from Taylor and surrounding counties. In addition, over 200 contractors and over 1,000 logging and other service jobs are associated with the Foley mill.
Per an Economic Impact Study provided by the University of Florida in 2016, Foley Cellulose generates more than $230 million annually for the Florida economy, with over $4 million in annual local taxes paid.
We believe that to be successful in business, we must be successful in our communities and be a strong corporate partner. In part, we do this by supporting local/regional non-profit organizations that help create value for our community and its citizens. This includes more than $100,000 annually to the community, charities and schools. Foley Cellulose, and our employees through payroll deductions, contribute over $100,000 to the local United Way campaign annually. We believe that we must earn the right every day to operate our facilities in the communities where we work and live. That means being a good corporate member of our community.