Georgia-Pacific’s Brewton Containerboard mill recently announced its plans to invest $160 million to modernize its operations.
The project involves upgrades to the facility’s pulp processing systems that will reduce energy and chemicals consumption, other environmental emissions, and allow for more paper production.
“This is a significant investment for Brewton and will build upon the transformative advancements that have been made here in the recent years,” said Mark Martin, mill vice president and general manager. “It reinforces GP’s long-term operations plan and our commitment to the Brewton community and the region.”
“The project also reduces risks for Brewton employees, furthers our competitive position in the industry, and progresses our environmental stewardship efforts with positive impacts to reduce solid waste generation, air emissions, and wastewater,” Martin said. “It’s not just the right thing to do for our business and employees, but for our community too.”
Construction is slated to start next year, with an estimated startup by Spring 2024.