Georgia-Pacific LLC. announced on September 26 that they will construct a manufacturing facility in Jackson, Tennessee with an investment of $425 million. Moreover, the newly built site will create 220 new jobs in Madison County.
New facility will cater the increased demand
Georgia-Pacific makes bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, Dixie® disposable tableware, paper-based packaging, cellulose, specialty fibers and building products. However, the demand of their Dixie paper plates is high across the United States. Therefore, the Atlanta’s based company’s plant will focus on manufacturing the Dixie and Dixie Ultra lines of plates and bowls. Furthermore, the new manufacturing facility will span 900,000 square feet of space and construction will begin by the end of the year. The anticipated time of completion of the facility in by the summer of 2024. “Although we have invested to expand existing sites, this is the first new Dixie® 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.” Fernando Gonzalez, president of consumer business, Georgia-Pacific said in a statement.
220 new jobs
Georgia-Pacific already have a strong footprint into Tennessee. The company is operating six facilities across the state. Moreover, they are employing 460 workers. In addition, the newly build manufacturing facility will create another 220 jobs in Madison County. Mike Cook, a 19-year Georgia-Pacific veteran having multiple years of experience will head the new plant in Jackson.
Jackson City welcomed the investment
Furthermore, Jackson city administration also welcomed the investment and they are considering it a positive prospect for the city. “We are excited and grateful for the $425 million investment Georgia-Pacific is making. This is a thrilling moment for Jackson as this project is the largest single investment in our history. It has been a pleasure working with the Georgia-Pacific team over the last 18 months.” City of Jackson mayor Scott Conger said welcoming the investment from Georgia-Pacific.
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