Georgia-Pacific recently broke ground a new $135 million softwood lumber production plant in Warrenton, Georgia. The 340,000-square-foot facility will replace the current Warrenton plant, which was originally built in the early 1970s.
"We have a great team at Warrenton, and building a new state-of-the-art facility on this site will make it competitive for years to come," said Fritz Mason, vice president and general manager at Georgia-Pacific Lumber.
Once in full production in spring 2019, the technologically advanced facility is set to receive approximately 185 truckloads of pine logs a day while producing approximately 350 million board-feet of lumber per year. The new facility will produce more than three times the capacity of the existing facility. The company estimates approximately 30 to 40 new workers will be hired at the plant to work alongside Georgia-Pacific’s current employees.
Warrenton is the second of three new planned lumber mills Georgia-Pacific has announced recently. The first mill built in Talladega, Alabama, officially kicked off production in November 2018, while the third facility in Albany, Georgia, is slated to begin operation in 2019.
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