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Kentucky: Georgia-Pacific cuts ribbon on Bowling Green facility, to create 70+ jobs

Christian Fernsby |
Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products Group opened their $100 million expansion in Bowling Green, a project creating 70-plus full-time jobs in Kentucky.

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Topics: KENTUCKY   

Georgia-Pacific completed an 80,000-square-foot expansion of its facility in the South Central Kentucky Industrial Park, which increases production capacity for Dixie plates and bowls.

The company has completed several expansions since beginning operation in Warren County in 1992, and the facility currently accounts for about one-quarter of the company’s paper plate and bowl production. Georgia-Pacific also maintains a Dixie facility in Lexington, employing nearly 500 Kentuckians in total.

The company has invested more than $200 million in its Kentucky operations over the past seven years.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries produce bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. The company’s brands include Quilted Northern, Angel Soft, Brawny, Dixie, enMotion, Sparkle, Mardi Gras and Vanity Fair.

The company also supplies building products to lumber, building materials dealers, and large DIY warehouse retailers. Georgia-Pacific operates more than 150 facilities and directly employs more than 30,000 people.

Georgia-Pacific is part of Kentucky’s growing paper products industry, which in the past five years attracted 35 projects, bringing a total of nearly $400 million in new investment and 734 announced full-time jobs.

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