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Two new greenfield sawmills planned in Georgia, USA

14.03.2018 − 

In the last few days, both US-American Georgia Pacific (GP) and Canadian Canfor have announced the construction of a sawmill in the US state of Georgia.

In a release published on 22 February, Canfor announced a greenfield project in Washington, Georgia. Canfor quoted the cost of the investment in the sawmill designed for an annual capacity of 275m bdft as 120m US$. Canfor already operates a gluelam timber works in Washington through Anthony Forest Products Company. Work on building the new sawmill was originally scheduled to begin in the second quarter, with the start-up initially due to follow in the third quarter of 2019. Canfor had to revise this schedule only one day after announcing the plans for the sawmill, however.

According to a report on 20 February, GP is planning to invest roughly 135m US$ in building a 350m bdft sawmill in Warrenton, Georgia. The new works is to be built on a 340,000 sqft site immediately adjacent to the existing and considerably smaller GP sawmill with a capacity of almost 100m bdft. The construction work is due to begin in summer, with the start-up scheduled to follow in spring 2019.

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