Georgia-Pacific celebrated the official opening of its newest lumber facility with an onsite dedication in Warren County, Georgia. The $135 million, 340,000 square-foot plant is located  on the same site as an existing lumber mill. The new facility adds more than 80 workers to the existing workforce.

The dedication included Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Secretary of Agriculture Gary Black, and Commission Chairman John Graham. Georgia-Pacific was also proud to host Rep. Jody Hice and his guest, World War II veteran, Master Sergeant Luciano “Louis” Graziano.

At the rate of current production, the GP Warrenton facility will receive approximately 200 truckloads of pine logs a day and produce as much as 350MMBF per year. The facility plans to outturn three times the output of the previous facility, shipping 57 trucks of lumber each day to locations and customers across multiple states.

The Warrenton facility follows the startup of Georgia-Pacific’s Talladega, Alabama lumber facility last year and is the second of three new lumber production sites planned by the company. The third facility is under construction in Albany, Georgia, with plans to open next spring.