The story of Georgia-Pacific Building Products began in 1927 when a small sawmill company operated five locations in the South. Now, more than 90 years later, our tireless commitment to innovation continues to inspire us to create groundbreaking products designed for the highest quality commercial and residential buildings.
Founded in Augusta, Georgia, as Georgia Hardwood Lumber Company, a hardwood lumber wholesaler.
Pioneers the use of southern yellow pine in plywood manufacturing, opening the door for plywood to be made in the south for the first time.
Designed as a substrate for exterior cladding, we revolutionized the category with DensGlass Gold Sheathing – the first product of its kind with fiberglass mat facings on each side of its water-resistant gypsum core.
Recognizing the roofing industry’s need for a cover board with excellent fire and moisture resistance, we created DensDeck Roof Board. It featured the same fiberglass mat facings and moisture-resistant gypsum core as DensGlass but was formulated especially for roofing applications.
Designed as a substrate for interior floor, wall and countertop tile applications, DensShield Tile Backer is introduced as the first backer board with a built-in moisture barrier. It’s performance in high humidity or wet areas sets it apart from competitive backer boards.
We improved on the original with DensDeck Prime Roof board, which featured a primer facing that required less adhesive and fewer fasteners than the original, making it faster to install and saving contractors on material and labor costs.
The introduction of DensGlass also led to the creation of DensArmor Plus, an interior gypsum wallboard featuring fiberglass mats on both the front and back designed to replace paper-faced gypsum board in high-humidity areas such as basements and residential bathrooms.
Purchase includes plywood and lumber.
This acquisition brought gypsum, lumber, particleboard and MDF facilities and 1800 employees across eight states.
Designed for superior fire-resistance properties, and to address home buyers’ concerns for fire safety, ToughRock® Fireguard 45® Gypsum Board is introduced as the only available standard 1/2″ interior wallboard with a 45-minute UL classified fire rating.
Georgia-Pacific Wood introduces a structural engineered wood panel with an integrated weather barrier.
Designed to advance exterior wall construction, DensElement® Barrier System with AquaKor™ Technology redefined the typical water-resistive and air barrier (WRB-AB) system. The all-in-one sheathing system features a proprietary formulation that integrates the gypsum core and the fiberglass mat to form a hydrophobic, monolithic surface that blocks bulk water but allows vapor to pass through, eliminating the need for an external WRB-AB.
In keeping with the tradition of market-driven innovation, DensDeck® Prime Roof Board is improved with EONIC™ Technology, a patent-protected enhancement that doubled DensDeck Prime’s resistance to moisture, making it the only roof board with manufacturing specifications that include 5 percent total water absorption resistance by weight and 1 gram surface water absorption performance on both sides of the board.1
1Based on published manufacturing specifications as of December 1, 2017.