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Get Work Done! Brawny Industrial® Wipers Rev up for Great American Worker Search

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In the shop…on the factory floor…at the office… in the community… America’s workers are getting work done and getting the chance at a Ford®F-150 to prove it. The makers of Brawny Industrial® wipers today kicked off the Great American Worker contest, an annual Georgia-Pacific Professional event saluting the efforts of the unsung heroes of American industry and recognizing their dedication to safety, productivity, and community involvement. Nominations are accepted now through July 7 online at The Ford F-150 Grand Prize Winner will be announced in October 2013.

Plant managers, floor supervisors, assembly line operators, truck drivers, mechanics, and workers in manufacturing, automotive, construction, logistics, food service, and other U.S. industries can qualify by nominating themselves online in three easy steps. Contestants must submit a short essay telling why they are the Great American Worker and how their commitment, dedication, and leadership have made a difference on the job and in the community.

“The essays we receive for the Great American Worker contest are always uplifting, inspiring and never fail to make us proud to be a part of a program that recognizes individuals who serve as an example for others,” said Alex Volpe, Georgia-Pacific Professional vice president - towel and wiper category. “Our theme for this year’s award is ‘Get Work Done,’ emphasizing how Great American Workers go over and above what’s necessary to keep our country moving every day - getting their work finished in a safe and productive fashion, while also achieving a good work/life balance. Enjoying life with family and friends and giving back to the community is important. America’s workers make a difference for all of us.”

The top 10 finalists will be entered in the Grand Prize community-voting phase, which begins on July 26 and ends on Sept. 20, 2013. Friends, family and co-workers are encouraged to register to vote on the contest website during that phase, and to follow the contest on Facebook for updates, surveys, and chances to win Brawny Industrial® products. The contestant with the highest final score will be selected as the year’s Great American Worker and will receive a new Ford F-150.

Other prizes will include a DeWALT® Combo Kit (ARV $279) for the First Prize Winner and $70 worth of Georgia-Pacific products for 25 Second Prize Winners.

For official rules and entry form, visit:, and, for additional contest news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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