Glatfelter is one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialty
papers and engineered products. Started by Philip H. Glatfelter in
1864 as a newsprint manufacturer, the company has evolved and grown
dramatically through the years.
Today, 142 years later, Glatfelter is a diverse company occupying
a unique niche in the papermaking industry. Glatfelter is large enough
to meet the needs of high volume customers and small enough to offer
product diversity with an emphasis on customization.
Glatfelter papers are now used in a wide range of products. Glatfelter
papers can be found in:
vinyl casting applications
stationery and envelopes
ink jet papers
metallized beverage bottle labels
highway reflective signs and striping
disposable medical garments
thermal transfer tags and labels
airline and venue tickets
decorative shopping bags
high-gloss cast-coated papers
With headquarters in York, Pennsylvania, Glatfelter and its subsidiaries
employ over 3,800 people worldwide.
The company's original manufacturing facility in Spring Grove,
Pennsylvania, today produces a wide variety of products from premium
quality publishing papers to highly engineered ink jet papers.
Spring Grove is also home to a subsidiary, the
Glatfelter Pulp Wood Company, which supplies high-quality pine and
hardwood fiber for use at the Spring Grove Facility through management of
roughly 88,500 acres of forestland in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia.
Glatfelter's global reach advanced dramatically with the 1998 acquisition
of Schoeller & Hoesch GmbH & Co. Based in Gernsbach, Germany,
Schoeller & Hoesch operates paper facilities in Gernsbach, Germany,
and Scaer, France, and an abaca pulp mill in the Philippines.
Schoeller & Hoesch specializes in long fiber, overlay and metallized
products. Schoeller & Hoesch is one of the world's largest producers
of tea bag papers. The company became involved in metallized labels
through early adoption of metallizing process technology.
In 2006 Glatfelter acquired Chillicothe operations in Chillicothe and Fremont, Ohio,
specializing in carbonless paper commonly used in business forms, as well as uncoated
and other specialty grades of paper.
Paralleling the commitment to quality products is Glatfelter's
dedication to continuous environmental improvement. The company
is committed to complying with environmental regulations, the wise
use of natural resources and reducing its impact on the environment.
Glatfelter's environmental commitment is seen in the investment
of millions of dollars in environmental improvement projects.
Glatfelter stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the
ticker symbol GLT.