Plans to boost output U.S. paper and pulp giant Georgia-Pacific has announced a US$500 million expansion is underway at the company’s Broadway mill in the state of Wisconsin. The investment is expected to significantly expand the firm’s retail consumer tissue and towel business, Georgia-Pacific said in a statement.
The investments will “include building a new paper machine using through-air-dried (TAD) technology and adding associated converting equipment and infrastructure. The improvements will allow the expansion of Georgia-Pacific’s premium brands and support the growth of current and potential customers’ premium private label brands. It's expected to be complete in 2024,” according to the statement.
More than 100 new jobs are to be created as part of the expansion project at the mill in Broadway which is currently operated by a workforce of some 850 employees, as indicated by data from the manufacturer.