ATLANTA – Georgia-Pacific announced today a new lumber production facility in Albany-Dougherty County, Ga. – at the Albany-Dougherty Industrial Park. Construction on the $150 million, 320,000-square foot, technologically advanced plant is scheduled to begin in 2018 with an anticipated startup in late fall 2019. Once fully operational, the plant is expected to employ more than 130 full-time employees and generate an estimated $5 million in annual payroll.
“Albany-Dougherty County is an ideal site for the latest of three new lumber production facilities in the Southeast,” said Fritz Mason, vice president and general manager, Georgia-Pacific Lumber. “The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission, the Albany-Dougherty Payroll Development Authority and the Georgia Department of Economic Development have been incredibly supportive of this new venture and we look forward to a long and beneficial relationship.”
Once in production, the new facility will receive approximately 180 log trucks a day and produce approximately 300 million board-feet of lumber a year. “Our confidence in our building products business is strong,” said Mason. “We continue to evaluate similar investments in the U.S. as the demand for lumber continues to improve as the housing market strengthens.”