Georgia Pacific (GP) is reporting that their $150 million, 320,000-square-foot softwood lumber plant in Albany Georgia is nearing full operational capacity. The GP plant is different from most typical lumber mill operations. It was built to reduce as much of the manual labor as possible. The new plant is largely automated. When fully operational the plant is expected to produce over 300 million board feet of lumber per year, with just 100 employees. In what is nothing less than a trucker’s dream, trucks can enter the plant, load up, and exit the plant in no more than 15 minutes.
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Georgia-Pacific's $150 million plant will require minimal labor; hiring begins