Fulton, N.Y. employees support the community

Fulton, N.Y. employees support the community

As our company builds community partnerships and relationships, our employees are more engaged with a feeling of supporting more than the bottom line each day. We build better communities where we work and strengthen our business in the most positive way.

It’s written in our 2030 Strategy. We are committed to being a good corporate citizen, with a positive impact on the communities we operate throughout North America. 

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The employees at our Fulton, NY, location support a wide range of nonprofit organizations in Fulton and the greater Oswego County region. 

Recent efforts include hosting a charity golf tournament that raised $27,000 for a food bank, actively participating in a workforce training program with local high schools and a technical school, as well as supporting construction of an advanced manufacturing training facility. This is in addition to numerous fundraisers for local emergency responders, healthcare organizations, and those organizations serving individuals and families in need. Huhtamaki Fulton’s next community engagement event comes in June when employees set out to build wheelchair-accessible ramps for those with disabilities, the elderly, and veterans through a local nonprofit in the surrounding communities.

Mark Southwick, Fulton’s Plant Manager, is proud of employees who not only volunteer, but seek out ways to support the community on their own and look forward to opportunities to serve.

“One thing I truly appreciate are employees who are truly engaged in our community and understand our impact,” Southwick said. “They are looking for ways to give back and support the greater good of Oswego County and Fulton. We all recognize there is a need in our community, and we can make a positive impact. It is a legacy we built over an extended period, and to me it’s energizing when everyone is so engaged in our community.”

If longevity sends a message about commitment to the Fulton community, our facility celebrated 140 years in operation in 2023, as the first products rolled out of the factory in 1843 as the Oswego Pulp and Paper Company.


“Our employees volunteer over and over as we participate in these events,” Jessica Mayo, Human Resources Manager, said. “They work 40 hours, and they still want to do more to support the people in our area outside of work. For us, it is also a great opportunity to work with people you may not interact with every day in a less structured environment and really get to know each other.” 

It’s only one of many examples of the way our employees across North America work to support the communities where they live and work.