Georgia-Pacific to To Install Tissue Machine in Wauna Mill
Aug. 21, 2006 (Press Release) - Georgia-Pacific Corp. today announced that its board of directors has formally approved the construction of a through-air-dried (TAD) paper machine at its Wauna, Ore., mill. The machine is part of the company's previously announced investments to further strengthen Georgia-Pacific's commitment to being the leading supplier of premium paper towel and bath tissue products.
Construction at the Wauna mill will begin later this month and the paper machine is scheduled to start up by the end of 2007. The machine will increase the company's production of premium towels to meet the growing needs of customers and consumers -- both for branded and private label products. Installation of related converting equipment is part of the planned upgrade. Total investment for the machine, building and related equipment is nearly $200 million.
"This machine, along with another machine planned for 2008, will enable us to serve the needs of our strategic customers, as well as consumers of fast- growing consumer preferred brands manufactured by Georgia-Pacific," said Mike Burandt, executive vice president - North American consumer products. "Georgia-Pacific is increasing its focus on product and manufacturing innovation for the middle and high end of the market. This project will strengthen our leadership position to deliver the quality products the market requires at the lowest delivered cost."
SOURCE: Georgia-Pacific Corp.