Georgia-Pacific Wood Products (GP) is weighing spending $55 million on its lumber mill in Gurdon, Ark. The company still has yet to complete an engineering analysis, infrastructure estimations, permitting requirements, and internal approvals. The plan, if approved, would expand the capacity of the lumber mill by approximately 60%.

Other improvements would include the installation of a new dry kiln, the installation of a planer mill, and upgrades of roads and buildings.

"These investments will enable Georgia-Pacific to provide our current and future customers with the products they need as they continue to ramp up their operations,” said Mark Luetters, executive vice president for Georgia-Pacific. 

The Atlanta-based company has eight total facilities in Arkansas, five of which are part of the building products division. GP currently employs about 630 people at Gurdon operations.