Georgia-Pacific will spend $30 million to purchase and install new equipment at its Rome, Ga. lumber facility in the coming months. According to a release from the company, the investment will enable the facility to produce 20% more lumber at a higher quality and with more variety.
“A capital investment such as this means Georgia-Pacific believes in this site and is committed to it for the long haul,” said plant manager Ken McDonald. “Our employees, our customers, and the community will benefit from these improvements.”
The new equipment for the Georgia facility includes a new planer, grader, trimmer, and a new sorter. The Atlanta-based manufacturer said initial civil engineering will begin now, with concrete work to begin in June. Equipment installation will begin in July and be completed before the end of November.
The Rome, Ga. facility was built in 1981 as a joint venture between Mead Corporation and Inland Container Corporation and was acquired by Georgia-Pacific in 2013 as part of the manufacturer’s purchase of International Paper’s Temple-Inland Building Products division.