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GP Pro kicks off Great American Worker Contest

March 28, 2013

ATLANTA — The makers of Brawny Industrial wipers have kicked off the third annual Great American Worker contest, an event saluting the efforts of the unsung heroes of American industry by recognizing their dedication to safety, productivity and community involvement, according to a press release.

Plant managers, floor supervisors, assembly line operators, truck drivers, mechanics and workers in manufacturing, automotive, construction, logistics, foodservice and other U.S. industries can qualify by nominating themselves online in three easy steps, the release stated.

According to the release, 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 of the 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," Volpe added.

Nominations are accepted now through July 7 online, the release noted.

The top 10 finalists will be entered in the Grand Prize community-voting phase, which begins on July 26 and ends on September 20, 2013, the release added.

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