Georgia-Pacific, a Georgia-based pulp and paper company, recently committed $34 million to upgrade its Bradford corrugated mill.
The company will purchase new converting equipment to improve plant throughput and printing capacity and better meet customer needs. The new equipment includes a corrugator and two converting lines.
The company will also upgrade the shipping department to help the factory run more efficiently and to improve service and delivery.
The upgrades are expected to take 12-14 months and employees will begin preparing the facility for installation in the near future. The first equipment should be installed during the first quarter of 2023.
“It’s been a work in progress for many years,” said Earl Wright, general manager of the Georgia-Pacific region. “We wanted to meet customer needs and provide the best long-term solution for Georgia-Pacific to allow us to grow as our customers’ preferred partner. The equipment we have selected will meet the needs of our customers in Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, Western/Central New York and Eastern New Jersey for many years to come.
The Bradford plant opened in 1935 and Georgia-Pacific has operated it since 1990. About 125 people work there.