(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1860]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                     HONORING THE SOLO CUP COMPANY


                  HON. HENRY C. ``HANK'' JOHNSON, JR.

                               of georgia

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I submit the following 
  Whereas, seventy-five (75) years ago Leo J. Hulseman established the 
Paper Container Manufacturing Company in Chicago, Illinois and by the 
1940s began manufacturing a paper cone cup known as the ``Solo Cup'' 
which provides unparalleled hygiene and convenience to consumers; and
  Whereas, the ``Solo Cup'' was such an inspiration that the company 
itself was renamed Solo in the 1940s and become a brand that would 
become ubiquitous across America and the world; and
  Whereas, Solo Cup, has grown to be a $1.6 billion company and has 
demonstrated its concern for the environment by introducing many 
product lines relying on compostable and renewable sources; and
  Whereas, Solo Cup is a recognized industry leader in the areas of 
sustainability and beautification receiving the 2010 Keep America 
Beautiful Corporate Leadership Award; and
  Whereas, The Solo plant in Conyers, Georgia is a place where 400 of 
our citizens are employed and is an enthusiastic participant in 
Georgia's Work Ready Program and;
  Whereas, The Solo Company has proven to be a great corporate citizen 
supporting community outreach and educational initiatives by working 
closely with public officials, the Conyers-Rockdale Economic 
Development Council and the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and;
  Whereas, the U.S. Representative of the Fourth District of Georgia 
has set aside this day to honor and recognize the Solo Company, it's 
management and employees for leadership and service to our district;
  Now therefore, I, Henry C. ``Hank'' Johnson, Jr., do hereby proclaim 
September 13, 2011 as Solo Cup Company Day in the 4th Congressional 
District of Georgia.
  Proclaimed, this 13th day of September, 2011.