- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

GURDON, Ark. (AP) - Georgia-Pacific says it plans invest $37 million at its lumber operations in Gurdon to expand production capacity at the lumber mill by about 60 percent.

Improvements at the mill include installing a new continuous dry kiln and planer mill, among other infrastructure improvements.

The project is expected to be finished next year.

The company said Thursday that it’s also considering additional investments - totaling about $20 million - at the nearby Gurdon plywood mill that would increase the mill’s efficiency and capacity and further reduce air emissions.

GeorgiaPacific has eight facilities in Arkansas, five of which are part of the building products division.

The company employs about 2,700 people in Arkansas, with around 630 people located at the Gurdon operations.

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