Atlanta, Georgia based Georgia-Pacific has announced the acquisition of property in Centralia, Washington, saying in a news release it intends to expand its corrugated packaging operations in the Pacific Northwest.
“Georgia-Pacific’s corrugated business has strong relationships with produce and e-commerce customers, and a new facility will help us serve these growing customer segments,” said Travis Dawson, Vice President of the West Region for G-P’s corrugated business. “The solid performance of our Olympia plant gives us confidence in the ability to expand business in the region.”
The company didn’t specifiy where the property was located, but indicated additional details will be forthcoming. In the release, the company said expansion plans are still in the early stages and that once plans are solidified, it is expected a new facility would create about 85 new jobs.
“The Economic Alliance of Lewis County (WA) is excited to have Georgia-Pacific expand in our community. They have a long history of collaboration in working to support families in the Pacific Northwest,” said Richard DeBolt, Executive Director of the Alliance.