On Dec. 16, Georgia-Pacific announced a major investment for its paper mill in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
The company will spend $500 million on upgrades that will boost GP’s retail consumer tissue and towel business.
The funds will add a new paper machine that features through-air-dried technology, and add related converting equipment and infrastructure.
Prep work for the upgrades will begin immediately, while the new machine is set to begin operating in the first half of 2024.
The company says the investment will create about 150 jobs. The current plant has 850 employees.
The Green Bay plant makes bath tissue, paper towels, napkins and facial tissue for both retail and away-from-home use.
Georgia-Pacific has invested over $700 million in the factory since 2006.