100TH ANNIVERSARY OF GREEN BAY BROADWAY; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 69
(Extensions of Remarks - April 29, 2019)

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                100TH ANNIVERSARY OF GREEN BAY BROADWAY

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                          HON. MIKE GALLAGHER

                              of wisconsin

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, April 29, 2019

  Mr. GALLAGHER. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 100th 
anniversary of Green Bay Broadway, a factory that is owned and operated 
by Georgia-Pacific in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  In Wisconsin, we're best known for our cheese. But we also produce 
several other world class products. In the Eighth District, this 
includes paper.
  For many years, the paper industry has been a leading industry in our 
state, where trees and energy are abundant. Even today, Wisconsin 
produces more paper than any other state.
  In 1919, a man by the name of A.E. Cofrin founded Fort Howard Paper 
Company along the Fox River in Green Bay. While Fort Howard Paper 
Company has changed hands three times since its founding, the factory, 
now called Green Bay Broadway, has always kept its machines running.
  As the plant changed hands, it has also modernized its operations. 
Throughout its changes in ownership, however, this mill, along with its 
workers, maintained its founding values of producing ``elegant yet 
affordable'' products.
  In 2000, Georgia-Pacific purchased the mill with the goal of keeping 
that mission in mind. And as of today, this factory will be celebrating 
its 100th year of operation. This is a milestone achievement for any 
business, and particularly commendable given the changes this factory 
has undergone.
  So, on behalf of the Eighth District of Wisconsin, I want to say 
congratulations to the generations of families who have worked at 1919 
South Broadway Street in Green Bay, and to Georgia-Pacific for 
maintaining this factory's operations into its 100th anniversary.

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