Georgia-Pacific

Georgia-Pacific announced plans May 1 to invest more than $120 million to add a new tissue machine and roll storage building at its mill in Choctaw County, Ala., the latest substantial investment in the facility. The new projects continue Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific's modernization of the Naheola mill, which includes ongoing construction of a new biomass boiler and woodyard.

OmniTRAX Inc. , a privately held transportation service company and an affiliate of The Broe Group, is partnering with Georgia-Pacific to provide cost-effective rail transportation for the company's new plant in Albany, Ga. As part of the project, Georgia-Pacific will connect a railway track from its facility, which will produce lumber and wood chips, to the mainline of the OmniTRAX-affiliated Georgia & Florida Railway LLC (GFRR) in the adjacent Albany-Dougherty Industrial Park.

After 10 years away, Georgia-Pacific is back in Talladega — a proud development for both the company and those who live in the small town renowned nationally for its rich auto-racing history. Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's largest paper and lumber manufacturers, is closing in on completing the construction of a new facility in Talladega, the eighth in Alabama to produce products for the company.

Georgia-Pacific recently announced plans to build a 300,000-sq.-ft. $100 million facility in Talladega, Ala. Construction on the lumber production plant will start immediately and should be complete by the end of 2018, Alabama Newscenter reported. The facility will be at the location of the company's old plywood mill that it closed in 2008.