Georgia-Pacific’s Brewton Containerboard mill recently confirmed its plans to invest $160m to modernise its operations.
The project involves upgrades to the facility’s pulp processing systems that will reduce energy and chemicals consumption, environmental impacts, and allow for more paper production.
“This is a significant investment for Brewton and will build upon the transformative advancements that have been made here in the recent years,” said Mark Martin, Mill VP and General Manager. “It reinforces GP’s long-term operations plan and our commitment to the Brewton community and the region. The project also reduces risks for Brewton employees, furthers our competitive position in the industry, and progresses our environmental stewardship efforts with positive impacts to solid waste generation, air emissions, and wastewater. It’s not just the right thing to do for our business and employees, but for our community too.”
Construction is slated to start next year, with an estimated startup by Spring 2024.