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Georgia-Pacific completes $80 million project in Alabama

Pulp mill modernization increases production capacity and generates employment in the region

Georgia-Pacific has announced the completion of an $80 million modernization project at its Alabama River pulp mill near Monroeville, Alabama, scheduled for May. This investment will not only increase the mill’s fluff pulp production capacity, but will also diversify the product to meet customer needs and create 12 new jobs.

According to company statements, this investment will strengthen Georgia-Pacific’s reliability and agility, positioning it at the forefront of market trends and enabling it to adapt quickly to industry changes. The modernization includes improvements to the header and fourdrinier table, a new bale line, high-efficiency cleaning equipment, and an improved threading system.

These improvements have made the mill more flexible and capable of producing a variety of products in bales and rolls to meet customer demands. The resulting fluff pulp is used in disposable hygiene products such as baby diapers, feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products, as well as nonwoven fabrics.

The Alabama River Cellulose mill, which directly employs 480 people, has a significant impact on Alabama’s economy at approximately $619 million and employs more than 2,200 people statewide. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is a leading manufacturer and marketer of a variety of paper, pulp and specialty fiber products worldwide.

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