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Paper Recycling May 23, 2019 12:30:26 PM

Georgia-Pacific Announces $100 Million Expansion to Bowling Green, Kentucky Facility

Paul Ploumis
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The expansion will ensure increased availability of products and bring about significant physical changes to the facility.
Georgia-Pacific Announces $100 Million Expansion to Bowling Green, Kentucky Facility

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Atlanta, Georgia based American pulp and paper company Georgia-Pacific announced investment of $100 towards expansion of its facility in the Southern Central Kentucky Industrial Park in Bowling Green. The expansion is expected to generate more than 50 full-time jobs, thereby increasing the total number of employees at the plant to around 200. The construction is already underway and the completion of the expansion project is scheduled for H1 2020.

The expansion will ensure increased availability of products and bring about significant physical changes to the facility. For instance, the expansion will lead to increased production of Dixie plates and bowls in varying sizes. It also includes construction of new 80,000 square foot building, new driveway and installation of new printer and several new plate forming presses. In addition, new dock doors will be added.

Erik Sjogren, vice president and general manager of livingware at Georgia-Pacific stated that the expansion will help the company meet the growing demand for high-quality, durable plates and bowls. Furthermore, it will position the Bowling Green facility to remain competitive for the long term.

Gov. Matt Bevin said that the $100 million investment by Georgia-Pacific demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to the commonwealth and the Bowling Green community. The expansion will provide new pathways to success for its highly-skilled workforce.

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