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Georgia-Pacific Plans $110 Million In Upgrades To Monroe County, Alabama, Cellulose Mill

Georgia-Pacific plans $110 million in upgrades to its Alabama River Cellulose mill in Monroe County, Alabama. The upgrade will enhance the facility’s competitiveness and making it more technologically advanced.

The investments include replacing one of the mill’s two existing wood yards that process incoming logs, upgrading the other wood yard and a major upgrade to one of the mill’s machines that produces pulp. Work on the project is slated to begin early next year.

“We are pleased to announce this major investment at Alabama River Cellulose,” Jim Hannan, CEO/President of Georgia-Pacific, said. “This reflects our company’s strong commitment to our cellulose business, to the global competitiveness of skilled Georgia-Pacific employees, to the states that understand the value we create and to the support of the communities where we operate. We look forward to the full support of this community and this state for our company and operation.”

The investment in ARC follows more than $2.2 billion invested by Georgia-Pacific across Alabama in the last 10 years. The Alabama River Cellulose facility continues to support more than 440 direct jobs.

Governor Robert Bentley said; “The company’s investment at Alabama River Cellulose is an important future economic boost to Monroe County. I look forward to a continued partnership with Georgia-Pacific, and I appreciate the company’s significant investment in Alabama.”

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