Georgia-Pacific has announced improvement plans for its Muskogee, Oklahoma plant. The company will invest more than $50 million and the renovations are expected to last three years.
The facility employs more than 700 people and manufactures paper towels, napkins, and bath tissue. With this investment, in addition to improving safety and efficiency, GP will also install a new production line.
Amy Borovich, Muskogee Mill Facility Leader, said that “these investments will help Georgia-Pacific continue our focus on transforming manufacturing equipment and processes that result in better employee safety, environmental performance, reliability and quality.”
According to the Muskogee Phoenix newspaper, earlier this week, the Muskogee City-County Port Authority Board of Directors approved $500,000 in local incentives through the Strategic Investment Program. The program was created in 2014 and is funded through a grant from the City of Muskogee Foundation.
The program allows the port authority to consider incentive awards to companies with qualifying job creation or qualifying investment in new or expanded facilities.
Georgia-Pacific received its first grant award in 2015, and to date, has received incentive payments in return for more than $175 million in new investments made in Muskogee.
“The SIP incentive demonstrates partnership between new and existing industries and the Muskogee community, it’s a differentiator for us,” said Jeff Underwood with the Port of Muskogee. “We are delighted to partner with Georgia-Pacific for their continued growth in Muskogee through this program.”