The announcement this week by Georgia Pacific that it plans to invest $500 million and create more than 150 jobs at its Green Bay Broadway mill is another indication of the strength and resiliency of Wisconsin’s forest products and paper industry, said Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).
“WEDC welcomes Georgia Pacific’s latest expansion and we look forward to working with them as they grow in our state,” Hughes said. “Their investment reflects an ongoing commitment to our state, to our forest products industry and to our Wisconsin workers.”
The company announced this week that it plans a range of improvements to the Broadway mill, including building a new paper machine and adding associated converting equipment and infrastructure to enhance the company’s retail towel and tissue business. Work on the facility has already begun, with start-up of the new machine set for mid-2024.