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Oct 17, 2023

Georgia-Pacific opens Texas gypsum wallboard facility

Georgia-Pacific officially opened its new gypsum wallboard production facility in Sweetwater, TX. Initially announced in September 2020, the $325 million facility is the company’s second gypsum wallboard production facility in Nolan County, and the first Georgia-Pacific has built since 2004.  

The new facility is more than 700,000 square feet. It features state-of-the-art technology and is designed to help ensure safety, quality, and efficiency. It is adjacent to Georgia-Pacific’s first gypsum wallboard facility in Sweetwater, purchased by the company in 1996. The existing facility has been operating in Nolan County since the 1950s.  

Over the last year, Georgia-Pacific has invested approximately $16 million in technical and safety upgrades at the plant, including an Energy Optimization System (EOS), auto-guided vehicles (AGVs), an automated robotic riser system, auto-splicing equipment, and upgraded packaging equipment. The company has invested more than $735 million into its Texas facilities since 2013. The company operates 10 facilities that produce plywood, lumber, particleboard, gypsum, and corrugated products.  

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