Georgia-Pacific completed an approximately $40 million expansion at its Gurdon, Arkansas, lumber operations. The project expands the production capacity of the lumber mill by approximately 60%.
Positioning the facility for long-term success, the expansion includes the installation of a new continuous dry kiln, a state-of-the-art planer mill, as well as related infrastructure improvements.
The company is also working to complete additional investments, totaling approximately $10 million, at the nearby Gurdon plywood mill that will increase the mill's efficiency and capacity, as well as further reduce air emissions.
Georgia-Pacific has eight facilities in Arkansas, five of which are part of the building products division. The company employs approximately 2,700 people directly in the state of Arkansas, with more than 665 people located at the Gurdon lumber and plywood operations. Total direct compensation and benefits for Arkansas employees is approximately $205 million, resulting in approximately $446 million in indirect wages and benefits.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products and related chemicals.