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GP Will Upgrade Thorsby LVL

GP Will Upgrade Thorsby LVL

Georgia-Pacific is investing $6 million at its Thorsby, Ala. engineered lumber operations to expand production capacity of laminated veneer lumber (LVL). In a move that positions the facility for long-term success, according to the company, improvements include upgrading the press system’s layup line and veneer sheet feeders, as well as increasing overall veneer dryer capacity and efficiency. Project completion is expected by the second quarter of 2015.

“As the housing market continues a slow but steady improvement, we are investing in our building products division to ensure our ability to meet growing customer needs,” says Paul Watterson, general manager for Georgia-Pacific’s engineered lumber business. “Along with being located within a good wood basin that provides easy access to raw materials, the improvements to our Thorsby operations will increase our ability to supply LVL—a key component for beams and headers in new construction.”

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