Victoria, TX — Gulf Coast Paper Company (GCPC) announces that Michael Ray from their Austin branch has achieved certification as an USGBC LEED Green Associate. This credential places him in a national group of under a 1,000 credentialed individuals. Even more exciting, according the Green Building Certification Institute Professional directory, he is the first LEED Green Associate from the Cleaning Products Supply area of practice. Michael serves as the branch manager for Austin operations as well as the company’s corporate trainer supporting all GCPC customers. He also educates and provides green cleaning guidance with local government, schools, building cleaning contractors, and corporations on green cleaning.
About the Green Associate Credential
Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages the USGBC Leadership in Environmental Energy Design (LEED) professional credentialing program. The program includes a multi-faceted credentialing system that ensures that LEED professionals have the latest knowledge and understanding of green building practices and to encourage professionals to maintain and advance their knowledge and expertise. Under the new program, there are three tiers of excellence for a professional to pursue: LEED Green Associate; LEED AP with specialty; and LEED AP Fellow. For professional who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice, GBCI created the LEED Green Associate credential, which denotes basic knowledge of green design, construction, and operations.
GCPC was established n 1965. It is corporate office is located in Victoria, Texas. Today, seven distribution centers serve a customer base concentrated along the Interstate 35 corridor from Dallas/Ft. Worth to San Antonio, as well as the entire Texas Gulf Coast from Galveston to Brownsville. Our seven distribution centers with over 275,000 square feet of warehouse space and our fleet of sixty trucks serve over 14,000 national, regional and local customers. We have fifty-three salespeople, fifteen sales specialists, and over two hundred dedicated support personnel.