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Georgia-Pacific Plans $100 Million Lumber Production Complex in Talladega, Alabama

Georgia-Pacific plans to construct a $100 million, 300,000-square-foot, lumber production facility in Talladega, Alabama. The company plans to employ more than 100 full-time employees. The new state-of-the-art facility will be located on the site of GP’s former plywood mill that closed in 2008 after more than 30 years of operation.

“The availability of talent and natural resources make Talladega an ideal site for this new lumber production facility,” said Fritz Mason, Vice President & General Manager, Georgia-Pacific Lumber.

“The City of Talladega, Talladega County, and the State of Alabama have been incredibly supportive of this new venture, and we look forward to a long and beneficial relationship,” he added.

“Georgia-Pacific’s new investment in Talladega will bring good jobs and enhanced opportunities to the area’s citizens while also benefiting timber owners in the region,” Governor Kay Ivey said.

“I am committed to working closely with businesses like Georgia-Pacific, which has a significant presence in the state, as we demonstrate to the world that Alabama is open for business and eager to form strong partnerships.”

“Alabama’s forest products industry is in the midst of a prolonged upswing that has brought a significant amount of new capital investment and jobs to the state, solidifying the industry’s status as a key economic driver,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.

“Georgia-Pacific has been a major player in that growth as it expands its operating footprint in the state’s timber belt,” he added.

“Georgia-Pacific has seven other wood and paper-related operating plants in the state. This expansion illustrates their commitment to Talladega, Talladega County and the state Alabama for many years to come,” said Calvin Miller, Executive Director of the Talladega County Economic Development Authority.

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