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GP Invests in Rome Lumber Facility

Georgia-Pacific is committing to the future with a $30 million investment in its Rome, Georgia, lumber mill. 

The dimensional lumber facility, which currently employs 163 people, will use the investment to purchase and install new equipment in the coming months. This new equipment includes a new planer, grader and trimmer. 

In addition, a new sorter will serve 65 bays, a significant increase from the current 26 bays. What does this increase mean to the facility? Bays are where the lumber “lands” after it’s sorted and with this increase, there is less backlog which results in better product value. 

“A capital investment such as this means Georgia-Pacific believes in this site and is committed to it for the long haul,” says plant manager Ken McDonald. “Our employees, our customers, and the community will benefit from these improvements.”

The company says preparations for new structures and equipment is beginning now, with concrete work to be underway by June. Equipment installation will begin the following month and is anticipated to be completed by Thanksgiving. 

The facility will then shut down briefly to initiate and test the new equipment with plans to reopen in early December.

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