Georgia-Pacific Invests Big in Alabama Operations


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In late 2014, Georgia-Pacific announced an investment of approximately $6 million at its Thorsby, Alabama, engineered lumber operations to expand production capacity of laminated veneer lumber. (PRNewsFoto/Georgia-Pacific)

The Birmingham Business Journal recently reported that Georgia-Pacific has invested nearly $470 million in projects in the state of Alabama in 2014 alone.

Atlanta-based GP has eight locations in Alabama, the Journal reported. Parent-company Koch Industries released an internal report that the Journal summarized here.

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Among the GP investments in Alabama include:

  • $375 million to Brewton Ala.’s container board mill for an energy improvement project.
  • $88 million in it’s cellulose mill in Perdue Hill, Ala. to increase efficiency and improve product quality.
  • $6 million to expand production in the engineered lumber plant in Thorsby, Ala.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, non-woven fabrics, building products and related chemicals.