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GP Announces $40M Expansion At Ark. Plant

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 3:45pm

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) -- Georgia-Pacific says it will invest $40 million in an expansion at its Fort Smith plant, which manufactures paper plates and other paper products.

Georgia-Pacific said Thursday that the new technology and equipment will increase the Dixie plant's current capacity for assorted sizes of paper plates. The plant now employs 350 workers, but the company says that number may grow once the expansion is complete next year.

The company operates 10 facilities throughout Arkansas with more than 2,400 workers in the state.

Georgia-Pacific's brands include Dixie, Quilted Northern, Brawny and Angel Soft.

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