Georgia-Pacific officials announced the company will invest at least $425M to construct a state-of-the-art Dixie® manufacturing facility in Jackson.
Located in the Highway 223 East Site, a Select Tennessee Certified Site, through this project, Georgia-Pacific will create 220 new jobs in Madison County.
Georgia-Pacific’s Jackson plant will focus on manufacturing Dixie® paper plates to support the company’s increase in product demand across its three Dixie® facilities. Construction on the new 900,000-square-foot facility is slated to begin before the end of the year and anticipated to reach completion by summer 2024.
A subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, Dixie® disposable tableware, paper-based packaging, cellulose, specialty fibers and building products. In addition to tableware, the company manufactures other household items under the brands of Brawny®, Angel Soft®, enMotion®, Sparkle®, Vanity Fair® and Quilted Northern®. By adding a Tennessee facility, Georgia-Pacific will have a total of six operations dedicated to manufacturing Dixie® products, including four that produce plates and bowls.
Since 2018, TNECD has supported nearly 60 economic development projects in the Southwest Tennessee region, resulting in approximately 9,800 job commitments and $6.6 billion in capital investment.
Governor Bill Lee stated, “Companies choose to invest in Tennessee because of our skilled workforce and unmatched business climate. I commend Georgia-Pacific’s commitment to create more than 200 jobs in Jackson so that Tennesseans across the region can thrive.”
Fernando Gonzalez, president of consumer business, Georgia-Pacific said, “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.”
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