Georgia-Pacific celebrated the official opening of its lumber facility in Warren County, Ga. The $135 million, 340,000-square-foot production plant was built up on the same site as an existing lumber mill. The new facility adds more than 80 workers to the existing workforce, according to a company news release.
The Warren County, Ga., facility will receive around 200 truckloads of pine logs per day and will have the capacity to produce as much as 350 million board-feet of lumber per year, according to the company. The facility plans to outturn three times the output of the previous facility, shipping as many as 57 trucks of lumber each day to locations across multiple states.
“GP values the relationship we have with Warren County, Warrenton, and the Economic Development Authority. This new state-of-the-art facility lets us continue to serve our customers lumber needs,” Fritz Mason, president and general manager of Georgia-Pacific Lumber, said in a public statement.
Building material manufacturer Georgia-Pacific now has 15 locations across Georgia. Since 2013, the company has invested approximately $1.6 billion in additional capital and acquisitions in the state.
The Warren County facility follows Georgia-Pacific’s opening of its Talladega, Ala., lumber facility in November of 2018. The Georgia facility is the second of three new lumber production sites planned by the company. Georgia-Pacific plans to open a facility in Albany, Ga.—currently under construction—by next spring.