What happened to Gilman Paper Co ?

What happened to Gilman Paper Co ?

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“Southern Belle ”

Since: Aug 09

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#1 Oct 11, 2009
Can anyone tell me what and when Gilman Paper Co, left? If it did ,And where is The Gilman Park???
It's been 18 years since I lived in Camden co. and I've tried to keep up with the goings on there. Unfortunately, most of my friends who lived there have also moved away. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, The Laundrygoddess
Duh

Inola, OK

#2 Oct 11, 2009
Laundrygoddess wrote:
Can anyone tell me what and when Gilman Paper Co, left? If it did ,And where is The Gilman Park???
It's been 18 years since I lived in Camden co. and I've tried to keep up with the goings on there. Unfortunately, most of my friends who lived there have also moved away. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, The Laundrygoddess
You have to check with little Ricky, he probally has all the hot scoop on gilman, he knows everything else,matter of fact if he don't know he will say he does anyway.
Shipping

Inola, OK

#3 Oct 11, 2009
Laundrygoddess wrote:
Can anyone tell me what and when Gilman Paper Co, left? If it did ,And where is The Gilman Park???
It's been 18 years since I lived in Camden co. and I've tried to keep up with the goings on there. Unfortunately, most of my friends who lived there have also moved away. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, The Laundrygoddess
Once you left they found out they couldn't make it without you.

“Southern Belle ”

Since: Aug 09

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#4 Oct 11, 2009
Shipping wrote:
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Once you left they found out they couldn't make it without you.
Ha.ha. Ask my ex husband why we had to leave.
It was not my idea.

Seriously though, What happened to the company? I gather from other articles I've been reading that major growth from the base moving in(over a thirty year period) has been a baine instead of the open armed joy when we were based there.
I guess I should find a different East Coast town to retire in instead of St.Mary's. This way I will always LOVE my favorite town.
Got Sold to the Cans

Athens, ME

#5 Oct 11, 2009
It got sold to the Mexicans and they loaded up the truck and hauled their sheet away and all the good ole boys who sucked up the gravy jobs for years got tossed out, many of them went to work for Willie Big Thug Smith at the Sheriff Office where they continued to suck up gravy untill Tomas Big Fat Tommy Gregory dumped them
Just asking

North Anson, ME

#6 Oct 11, 2009
Laundrygoddess wrote:
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Ha.ha. Ask my ex husband why we had to leave.
It was not my idea.
Seriously though, What happened to the company? I gather from other articles I've been reading that major growth from the base moving in(over a thirty year period) has been a baine instead of the open armed joy when we were based there.
I guess I should find a different East Coast town to retire in instead of St.Mary's. This way I will always LOVE my favorite town.
Howard Gilman died. The Gilman Foundation (non-profit) had to sell the mill. The mill was bought by a mexican company. That company went bankrupt in 2002. The mill has been torndown or at least most of it. The Gilman Foundation gave 1 mil for a park at the St Marys waterfront.

“Southern Belle ”

Since: Aug 09

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#7 Oct 11, 2009
Got Sold to the Cans wrote:
It got sold to the Mexicans and they loaded up the truck and hauled their sheet away and all the good ole boys who sucked up the gravy jobs for years got tossed out, many of them went to work for Willie Big Thug Smith at the Sheriff Office where they continued to suck up gravy untill Tomas Big Fat Tommy Gregory dumped them
I need to have a conversation with you. You actually seem to know what is going on down there.
I've been reading up on the area again, and I thought Jeffco,AL, had gotten rotten.....

“Southern Belle ”

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#8 Oct 11, 2009
Just asking wrote:
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Howard Gilman died. The Gilman Foundation (non-profit) had to sell the mill. The mill was bought by a mexican company. That company went bankrupt in 2002. The mill has been torndown or at least most of it. The Gilman Foundation gave 1 mil for a park at the St Marys waterfront.
WOW!!!!
I've been getting the St.Mary's tourism ads on my email for over a year and could not fathom where the park was. Between you and got sold to... I REALLY appreciate the knoweldege.
I know that the Gilmans in our area have been dropping like flies also. To bad the family had more daughters than sons.{atleast in my area.} Thanks Just Asking and Sold to...
Million apprecations,Laundrygoddess
Dime a Dozen

Havana, FL

#9 Oct 15, 2009
The foundation did not have to sell it. Check your facts before posting. It was sold because two members of that "foundation" wanted to get their hands on all the money they could. Ever heard of Gilman Building products, it was not sold. Mr. Gilman even stated in his will, "his wishes were not for it to be sold".
Anon

United States

#10 Oct 15, 2009
Just asking wrote:
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Howard Gilman died. The Gilman Foundation (non-profit) had to sell the mill. The mill was bought by a mexican company. That company went bankrupt in 2002. The mill has been torndown or at least most of it. The Gilman Foundation gave 1 mil for a park at the St Marys waterfront.
Gilman Foundation did not have to sell. get your facts straight. Those in NY wanted to line their pockets with more money after Howard died. It was about greed and nothing more.
Just asking

Norridgewock, ME

#11 Oct 15, 2009
I based my info on what was in the paper years ago. They said that the foundation had to get rid of the profit companies because the foundation was a non-profit. That was why they sold Osprey and the Mill. They were able to keep White Oak. I will admit that the paper may not always be correct.
Molly

North Anson, ME

#12 Oct 20, 2009
It is because of those d--- Mexicans that Gilman Paper rather Durango was torn down. They went bankrupt and went back to Mexico,they had no intentions on doing good for this mill in the first place,they don't care that they ruined many lives in this county. I dispise the word Durango I hope they all burn in h---!!!!!
Dime a Dozen

Havana, FL

#13 Oct 21, 2009
Molly wrote:
It is because of those d--- Mexicans that Gilman Paper rather Durango was torn down. They went bankrupt and went back to Mexico,they had no intentions on doing good for this mill in the first place,they don't care that they ruined many lives in this county. I dispise the word Durango I hope they all burn in h---!!!!!
Right on Molly!!
Mill

Richmond Hill, Canada

#14 Oct 21, 2009
It gave some decorations up for the new resturant in town........lol

“Southern Belle ”

Since: Aug 09

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#15 Oct 21, 2009
I want to thank everyone who answered my question. I have been asking for two years now.A guy from Savanah answered my initial question when I wrote to a newspaper in the Brunswick area.
Thank you~Laundrygoddess
Duncan former Gilman Emp

Waynesville, GA

#16 Dec 29, 2013
Laundrygoddess wrote:
Can anyone tell me what and when Gilman Paper Co, left? If it did ,And where is The Gilman Park???
It's been 18 years since I lived in Camden co. and I've tried to keep up with the goings on there. Unfortunately, most of my friends who lived there have also moved away. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, The Laundrygoddess
This link best describes all of the problems that were the downfall of Gilman paper being a former Gilman worker this laid the groundwork for the Mexican doctor that bought the mill to take over with absoluitly no knowlage of how to run a paper mill

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2003/0811/068.ht...
Duncan former Gilman Emp

Waynesville, GA

#17 Dec 29, 2013
read this forbes news on the downfall of Gilman first then what I have to say in the matter

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2003/0811/068.ht ..

After having worked for Gilman paper for 18 years I find it depressing that people in the area forget all that the people of Gilman paper did for the people who live in the area.
Donations from Gilman employees through the quarterback club built a lot of the new high school.
As for the remark about sucking up the gravy jobs I was there to watch two of the men that died in the last days of the mill when the boiler blew up from lack of maintenance, if thatís gravy I hope you never get a gravy job like it. In its last days it was a very dangerous place to work.
A lot of good people lost their jobs when it closed and before the base came along it was the principle employer in the area and keeping the town afloat.
Slow

Saint Marys, GA

#18 Dec 29, 2013
Duncan former Gilman Emp wrote:
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This link best describes all of the problems that were the downfall of Gilman paper being a former Gilman worker this laid the groundwork for the Mexican doctor that bought the mill to take over with absoluitly no knowlage of how to run a paper mill
http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2003/0811/068.ht...
Hey Brain-e-ack , you do realize that this original thread is over FOUR years old ?
Duncan former Gilman Emp

Waynesville, GA

#19 Dec 30, 2013
yes I know it was over four years old I also know people still read it and base their options on the rantingís of people who know nothing about it or any understanding of what it was like to live through it. As far as slow you read it didnít you? Itís called raising an informed option try it sometime instead of dumping on it
Slow

Saint Marys, GA

#20 Dec 31, 2013
I was not dumping on you, but now that you ask:

Look Duncan the reason the place closed is that they "unionized" themselves right out of a job, the equipment went downhill due to the company not having enough money left after paying the high salaries of the employees coupled with market trends away from paper products like brown bags for instance and the death of old man Gilman.

Bottom line it has been closed for going on twenty years, if you wanted to work at a mill you could have always went to Brunswick or Fernandina, so GET OVER IT.

The Gravy Train de-railed and everyone had o jump off.

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