July 22, 2022 - The Georgia-Pacific corrugated plant in Bradford, Pennsylvania, will undergo a significant upgrade with an investment topping $34 million. The funding will provide new equipment to modernize the plant's operations.
The upgrades include a new corrugator, two new converting lines, and upgrades to the shipping department, which will help the plant operate more efficiently. Newer converting equipment will improve the plant's throughput and print capability to better meet customer needs.
"This has been a work in progress for many years. We wanted to be responsive to customer needs and provide the best long-term solution for Georgia-Pacific to allow us to grow as a preferred partner with our customers," said Earl Wright, area general manager. "The equipment we selected will meet the needs of our customers across Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, western/central New York, and eastern New Jersey for many years to come."
"We have a great team here and Georgia-Pacific's Bradford plant is a solid performer," said Joe Roulo Jr., director of operations. "Our employees have tremendous pride in the quality packaging they make for our customers and are excited for the opportunity to operate new state-of-the-art machines that will improve service and delivery for our customers."
The plant team will begin preparing the facility for installation in the coming months, with the first equipment expected to be installed in the first quarter of 2023. It will take approximately 12 to 14 months to complete the upgrades.
The Bradford plant has been in operation for 87 years, employs approximately 125 people and has been operated by Georgia-Pacific since 1990.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, cellulose, specialty fibers, building products and related chemicals. To learn more, visit: www.gp.com.
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