WARRENTON, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-based firm is announcing plans for a new softwood lumber production facility in east Georgia.
Georgia-Pacific on Tuesday said that construction of a $135 million, 340,000-square-foot plant is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2018 in Warren County.
Company officials say the anticipated startup of the new facility is spring 2019.
Georgia-Pacific says the site is adjacent to its existing lumber mill. Plans call for the existing plant to continue full operations until the new facility is completed.
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After the new plant starts up, Georgia-Pacific estimates hiring an additional 30 to 40 employees. That would bring its workforce in Warren County to about 150 people.