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Georgia-Pacific recently announced plans to build a new softwood lumber production facility in Warren County, Georgia, on property adjacent to its existing lumber mill.
Construction of the $135-million, 340,000-square-foot plant is scheduled to begin in summer 2018 with an anticipated startup in spring 2019.
The company's existing lumber plant in Warren County will continue full operations until the new facility is completed.
After startup of the new plant, Georgia-Pacific estimates hiring an additional 30 to 40 employees, bringing its workforce in Warren County to approximately 150 people.
The new facility will be capable of more than three times the output of the current mill, which has been operating since the early 1970s. Once in production, the new plant will receive approximately 185 truckloads of pine logs a day and produce approximately 350 million board-feet of lumber per year.
"We have enough property next to our existing mill in Warren County to build a larger facility equipped with the latest in lumber manufacturing technology," said Fritz Mason, vice president and general manager of Georgia-Pacific Lumber. "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."
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