G-P Albany Lumber mill: 1 billion board feet & counting

ALBANY, Ga. - Georgia-Pacific is celebrating the 1 billionth board foot produced at its Albany Lumber facility.  The company said the record-setting board rolled off the production line on April 18, five years after the $150 million, 320,000-square foot facility opened in 2019. 

Albany Lumber is one of the two largest mills in the state of Georgia, and currently employs more than 150 full-time employees. The mill was also recently recognized as "Star Business of the Week" by the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.

"Using the industry’s latest technology, Albany Lumber receives approximately 180 log trucks a day, and is capable of producing approximately 300 million board-feet of lumber each year,” said Michael Johnson, plant manager. “Watching the 1 billionth board foot roll off the line was exciting for our employees, particularly those that have worked here since the facility opened. This accomplishment not only demonstrates our ability to meet customer demand but highlights our commitment to sustainable forestry practices and responsible stewardship of our natural resources. 

"We take pride in balancing our business objectives with environmental sustainability, and this achievement is a testament to our success in doing so. This billionth milestone symbolizes the hard work and commitment of everyone who works at Albany Lumber.”

The Albany mill is among 15 facilities in Georgia. More than 7,600 people are employed by Georgia-Pacific in the state, and since 2013, the company has invested approximately $3 billion in additional capital and acquisitions in Georgia.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries produce building products, cellulose, specialty fibers, packaging and consumer products.The company operates more than 150 facilities and employs approximately 30,000 people directly and creates more than 80,000 jobs indirectly.


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