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Georgia-Pacific to Inject $30M into Georgia Lumber Mill

March 15, 2019
Image courtesy of Georgia-Pacific
Image courtesy of Georgia-Pacific

American pulp and paper products manufacturer Georgia-Pacific plans to invest about $30 million to boost efficiency and improve product quality at its Rome Lumber Mill in Warrenton, GA, the firm announced in a release this week.

Under the plan, the company will acquire and install new equipment at the dimensional lumber facility, including a planer, grader, and trimmer. A new sorter will be purchased to increase service from 26 bays to 56 bays in the mill. 

“What does this increase mean to the facility? Well, bays are where the lumber ‘lands’ after it’s sorted and with this increase, there is less backlog which results in better product value,” Georgia-Pacific said in the release.  

Concrete work is slated to begin this June. The company said equipment will likely be acquired this July and completely installed in the site by Thanksgiving. After initiating the equipment and testing it, the facility will reopen in December 2019. 

Georgia-Pacific acquired the Rome Lumber Mill in 2013 during its acquisition of International Paper’s Temple-Inland Building Products division.

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