Atlanta, Georgia based Georgia-Pacific announced that construction will begin soon on a $91 million upgrade at its containerboard mill in Monticello, Mississippi. The investment is one of the company’s largest investments in the Lawrence County facility.

The project consists of replacing the log line, which includes scales, cranes, a rechipper, unbinding racks and other critical equipment needed to safely unload trucks and prepare logs and chips for processing into pulp. 

“This project will create long-term value and improve our capabilities as we work to become the best manufacturer in the industry,” said Drexel Lambert, Vice President for Georgia-Pacific containerboard operations.

“This investment reinforces Georgia-Pacific’s commitment to Monticello, Lawrence County and the surrounding area,” Jeff Joyce, vice president for the Monticello mill, said. “It will position us for continued success in the future.”

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