The construction of Georgia-Pacific’s new 900,000-sq ft facility is projected to begin by the end of the year.
November 9, 2022
Georgia-Pacific will invest more than USD 425 million in establishing a Dixie facility in Jackson. This will mark the largest single investment in the city’s history. Once operational, the plant will employ more than 200 people and produce well-known tableware products, including the Dixie® and Dixie Ultra® lines of plates and bowls.
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About the investment, Mr. Fernando Gonzalez, President – Consumer Business at Georgia-Pacific, explains, “Although we have invested to expand existing sites, this is the first new Dixie® plant the company has built since 1991. This added capacity will help us meet the needs of our customers as consumer demand for high-quality, durable paper plates and bowls continues to grow.”
The 900,000-sq ft facility will be located at 241 acres west of the city. The construction is slated to begin by the end of the year and startup is expected in the summer of 2024. The fully air-conditioned workspace will include a printer, associated plate-forming converting assets, and other key manufacturing technology. Georgia-Pacific directly employs approximately 460 people and operates six facilities in Tennessee.
In the words of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, “Companies choose to invest in Tennessee because of our skilled workforce and unmatched business climate. I commend Georgia-Pacific’s commitment to creating more than 200 jobs in Jackson so that Tennesseans across the region can thrive.”
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Currently, the firm’s economic impact contributes to 1,430 additional indirect jobs and USD 100 million in labour income, and the capital investment in the state has totalled more than USD 250 million since 2011.