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Georgia-Pacific Establishes Jackson, Tennessee, Paper Plant

Global manufacturer of tissue, pulp, packaging, building products and related chemicals, Georgia-Pacific will construct a 900,000-square-foot plant in Jackson, Tennessee. The $425 million project is expected to create 2220 jobs in Madison County.

The new facility, located in the Highway 223 East Site, a Select Tennessee Certified Site, will focus on manufacturing paper plates to support the company’s increase in product demand across its three DixieÒ facilities. Construction is set to begin before the end of the year and anticipated to reach completion by summer 2024.

“Although we have invested to expand existing sites, this is the first new DixieÒ plant the company has built since 1991. This added capacity will help us meet the needs of our customers as consumer demand for high-quality, durable paper plates and bowls continues to grow,” said Fernando Gonzalez, president of consumer business, Georgia-Pacific.

By adding a Tennessee facility, Georgia-Pacific will have a total of six operations dedicated to manufacturing DixieÒ products, including four that produce plates and bowls.

“Having an inventory of shovel-ready industrial sites gives Tennessee communities a leg up when recruiting new businesses to the state. We are proud that Georgia-Pacific found its home in Jackson on one of our state’s Select Tennessee Certified Sites, and we thank our partners at CSX who helped to make this site ready for this significant economic development win,” noted TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter.

A subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, DixieÒ disposable tableware, paper-based packaging, cellulose, specialty fibers and building products. In addition to tableware, the company manufactures other household items under the brands of BrawnyÒ, Angel SoftÒ, enMotionÒ, SparkleÒ, Vanity FairÒ and Quilted NorthernÒ.

“TVA and Jackson Energy congratulate Georgia-Pacific on its decision to establish operations in Madison County. Helping to attract and retain job opportunities and investment to the region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with the Jackson Chamber, City of Jackson, Madison County and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to further that mission and look forward to Georgia-Pacific’s future business success in the Valley,” added John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development.

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