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Traded as NYSEGLT
S&P 600 Component
Industry Paper
Founded 1864
Headquarters York, PA USA
Key people

Dante C. Parrini (CEO)

Timothy R. Hess
Revenue Increase US$1.19 Billion (FY 2009)[1]
Increase US$163 Million (FY 2009)[1]
Increase US$123 Million (FY 2009)[1]
Total assets Increase US$1.19 Billion (FY 2009)[1]
Total equity Increase US$510 Million (FY 2009)[1]
Number of employees

Glatfelter is a global manufacturer of specialty papers and engineered products, headquartered in York, Pennsylvania. U.S. operations include papermaking facilities in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania; and Chillicothe and Fremont, Ohio; as well as woodyard operations in Washington, West Virginia; Piketon, Ohio; and Delmar, Maryland. International operations include facilities in Germany, France, UK, Canada, the Philippines and representative offices in China and Russia.

The company was started by Philip Henry Glatfelter in 1864. As of 2010, Glatfelter’s sales exceeded $1.4 billion annually,[2] and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GLT. Glatfelter and its subsidiaries employ more than 4,200 people worldwide.


  • As early as 1880, Glatfelter led the industry with the installation of the world’s largest paper machine.[3]
  • Glatfelter switched to making paper using wood fiber instead of rags in the 1880s.
  • In 1934, Glatfelter began its forestry management initiative, encouraging farmers to plant more trees and prevent soil erosion.
  • In 1947, Glatfelter launched a tree farm managed for the growing of sustainable forest crops in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
  • Glatfelter’s previous President and CEO, George Henry Glatfelter II, is the great-great grandson of the founder, Philip Henry Glatfelter (1837-1907), who also founded York Ice Company, which became York Heating and Air Conditioning.[4]
  • Glatfelter's work with sustainable tea packaging was highlighted in the September 2009 issue of the Tea & Coffee Trade Journal.[5]

Environmental Concerns[edit]

In 2016, Glatfelter's Spring Grove paper mill was listed among the top 1% of toxic air pollution sources in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ranking 160 out 15,461 sites evaluated.[6] The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection cited the company for two significant violations since 2013, and the company has been federally cited for significant violations of the Clean Air Act. In response to these violations and subsequent press coverage, a Glatfelter representative stated to the York Daily Record that the company maintains a commitment to improving its environmental performance.



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