After only being back in business for 10 months, Great Northern Paper LLC (GNP) is looking to hire an additional 37 employees, pushing its workforce forward by 16 percent, according to a company press release.

The Maine-based paper mill said it plans to hire the new workers by the first week of September, with the restart of Paper Machine No. 5. According to the Bangor Daily News, machines Nos. 5 and 6 are the last two remaining at the mill.

“After launching an aggressive sales and marketing campaign, we have a 35 to 40 day backlog of orders and are sold out through the end of 2012,” GNP President and CEO Richard Cyr said in the release. “It’s fantastic to see an increase in sales at the mill, but even better to know we are putting 37 people to work in a community that desperately needs job growth.”

While GNP’s product line includes newsprint, directory paper, and Baxter Brite used for inserts, the company has become well-known for being the mill responsible for producing over 3,000 tons of paper for the popular Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy of books on its Baxter Brite grade.

Cry said that being part of the best-selling romance novels is very exciting, and that it’s good to know that millions of individuals are reading books on the company’s paper.

Once completed, a printed project needs to be properly finished, in order for it to be considered polished and complete. As such, businesses that plan on creating any type of books or pamphlets should invest in thermal or coil binding supplies. That way, customers have the ability to create a product that has a professional appearance.

Also, wide format laminators are an option to preserve select photos, documents or images, allowing the pages to be protected and able to stand the test of time. As GNP has proven, printed products can remain just as popular in an increasingly digital world.