Georgia-Pacific completed a USD 388 million Brewton mill energy improvement project in the US. According to the announcement, after two years of construction, the project modernized and streamlined the mix of equipment in the mill’s recovery boiler system and provided the mill with the ability to generate its own energy using natural gas and biofuel residuals from the paper-making process.
Christian Fischer, president and CEO, Georgia-Pacific, commented:
“The investments in Brewton, and across Alabama, drive home our focus on continuously improving operations and meeting the needs of our customers, our company and communities for the long term. I’m proud of the hard work and dedication from our 450 Brewton employees and I’m confident that the mill is positioned for continued success.”
The Brewton mill produces white-top linerboard and solid bleached cartonboard. The mill is the largest employer in Brewton, with approximately 450 employees.
Earlier Georgia-Pacific announced more than USD 400 million investments for its GP Consumer (retail) tissue and towel business.
The company has 13 plywood facilities across the United States, two of which are located in Madison and Warm Springs, Georgia. The company employs approximately 6,200 people directly in the state of Georgia, with approximately 450 people located at the Madison operations.