Georgia-Pacific Professional, Atlanta, received the 2010 GHX Best In Class Award for achieving the highest year-over-year market share growth in the 2009 calendar year. The award, for distributed products in the Metal/Plastic/Paper Products category, was presented by GHX LLC, a software and business intelligence provider helping companies in the healthcare industry maintain cost-effective business practices.
Georgia-Pacific Professional was among 31 leading medical-surgical product manufacturers to be recognized by GHX in six market segments and 35 product categories. Winners were determined using GHX Market Intelligence reports that analyze national distributed sales transaction data.

“Our company is delighted to receive the prestigious Best In Class Award from GHX for the second consecutive year,” said Jacquel Kelly, senior marketing manager – healthcare segment, Georgia-Pacific Professional. “This distinction highlights Georgia-Pacific Professional’s commitment to designing innovative products for the healthcare segment and distribution through valued distributor partners.”

“We are extremely pleased to honor Georgia-Pacific Professional for its leadership position in the Metal/Plastic/Paper Products product category,” said Ed McCauley, general manager, GHX Market Intelligence. “Their performance proves that despite the down economy there continue to be market opportunities for manufacturers if they know where to target their sales efforts.”