April 29, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 69 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
100TH ANNIVERSARY OF GREEN BAY BROADWAY; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 69
(Extensions of Remarks - April 29, 2019)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E501] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF GREEN BAY BROADWAY ______ 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. ____________________