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Georgia Tech honors Weyerhaeuser

POSTED: May 10, 2007 5:25 a.m.

Weyerhaeuser has been selected as Co-op Student Employer of the Year by the Georgia Tech Division of Professional Practice.

The award is based on undergraduate co-op student nominations that recognize employers for practical experience, technical development and contributions to career decisions and goal setting.

The winning nomination this year came from Benjamin Stensland, a Chemical Engineering and Computer Science major at Georgia Tech.  As a co-op, Ben has worked at the Port Wentworth mill and currently is a member of Corporate Technology's Process Information Diagnostics and Control (PIDC) team.

In recognizing Weyerhaeuser, Ben cites the key components of his experience:  “A brilliant team of experts and supportive co-workers, working in an exciting field, with assignments ranging from industrial applications to research projects.”

The award was presented April 5 at the Annual Georgia Tech Co-op Honors Banquet, with representatives from Port Wentworth and the PIDC team attending.

In Georgia, Weyerhaeuser employs approximately 1,500 people at locations in Colbert, Columbus, Dacula, Duluth, Griffin, Tucker, Lithonia, Lyons, Madison, Oglethorpe, Port Wentworth and Valdosta.

Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world’s largest integrated forest products companies, was incorporated in 1900. In 2006, sales were $21.9 billion.

It has offices or operations in 18 countries, with customers worldwide. Weyerhaeuser is principally engaged in the growing and harvesting of timber; the manufacture, distribution and sale of forest products; and real estate construction, development and related activities. Additional information about Weyerhaeuser’s businesses, products and practices is available at www.weyerhaeuser.com.

The Georgia Tech Division of Professional Practice includes the Georgia Tech Cooperative Education, Undergraduate Professional Internship, Graduate Cooperative Education and Work Abroad programs, which place students in co-op and internship positions with businesses, organizations and government agencies throughout the world. The Georgia Tech co-op and internship program is consistently ranked in the U.S. News & World Report list of top ten such programs of all colleges in the United States. More detailed information on the Georgia Tech Division of Professional Practice is available at www.profpractice.gatech.edu.


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