Georgia-Pacific Invests $4.5M to Expand Plant in S.C.

October 18, 2018

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Georgia-Pacific Invests $4.5M to Expand Plant in S.C.

Koch Industries-owned Georgia-Pacific plans to invest $4.5 million in an expansion project its oriented strand board (OSB) production plant in Clarendon County, S.C. that will add a 30,000 sq2 warehouse, new laminating line, and upgraded equipment to the site, economic development organization Central South Carolina Alliance announced Thursday.

Coming after an investment of $6 million during the last year to add an automated digital operating platform to the Clarendon County site, the company said the latest improvements will prepare the site to operate on a 24/7 run schedule and future deployments of automatic guided vehicles. 

“Adding to our digital platform raises the technical knowledge bar for current and future employees. Raising the bar also puts us on similar footing with other high-tech manufacturers in our region – so we can successfully compete for the same qualified workforce,” Tobey Elgin, plant manager at the OSB facility, said in a statement. 

Georgia-Pacific’s OSB products are sold under the Blue Ribbon, Termostat, and DryGuard brands. The company currently operates seven manufacturing sites in the state of South Carolina. 

The OSB production site commenced operations in 2013 after a $30 million upgrade project following Georgia-Pacific’s acquisition of the site from Grant Forest Products in 2010. 

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