Georgia-Pacific, maintained in Thorsby, Ala., is one of many operations spanning more than 40 countries. Employing approximately 83,000 people worldwide, the company has the capabilities to export its products to more than 120 nations. Georgia-Pacific is a worldwide leader in the paper, packaging and wood products industry. It has significant businesses in paper and paper distribution, packaging and forest products, which include building materials. With nearly 8.5 million acres of land managed in the United States alone, the company is one of the world's largest private landowners. It distributes printing, packaging, graphic arts, maintenance and industrial products principally through its more than 270 distribution branches located primarily in the United States. In addition,Georgia-Pacific owns more than half of Carter Holt Harvey, a New Zealand paper and forest products company with operations in New Zealand and Australia.