Georgia-Pacific recently opened its newest lumber facility in Warrenton, Georgia. The $135-million, 340,000-square-foot plant is on the same site as an existing lumber mill and will add more than 80 workers to the local workforce, employing a total of 179 full-time employees.
At its current rate of production, the facility will receive approximately 200 truckloads of pine logs a day and produce as much as 350 million board-feet of lumber per year. The plant is projected to outturn three times the output of the previous facility, shipping 57 trucks of lumber each day to locations and customers across multiple states.
“This new state-of-the-art facility lets us continue to serve our customers’ lumber needs,” said Fritz Mason, president and general manager of Georgia-Pacific Lumber. “Warrenton and Warren County are great neighbors and have been supportive partners through this process.”
The Warrenton facility follows last year’s start-up of Georgia-Pacific’s lumber facility in Talladega, Alabama, and is the second of three new lumber production sites planned by the company. The third facility is under construction in Albany, Georgia, with plans to open next spring.
Georgia represents a significant state for Georgia‐Pacific’s operations, with more than 7,200 people employed at 15 locations. Since 2013, the company has invested approximately $1.6 billion in additional capital and acquisitions in the state.