Georgia-Pacific recently announced a $20 million addition to its oriented strandboard (OSB) facility in Alcolu, South Carolina. The major scope of the project will be to add a third strander to the behemoth facility, which will increase the annual output of OSB products by approximately 150MMSF. Construction on the project is slated to begin in April, and the new addition is scheduled to come on-line in the first quarter of 2023.
“The addition of a third strander has always been in the plans for Clarendon,” says Tobey Elgin, Director of Operations for OSB, Georgia-Pacific. “The site was originally designed for additional capacity, so adding this third strander will maximize the efficiency and output for the operation.”
Purchased from Grant Forest Products in 2010, Georgia-Pacific completed the construction, and the site began operations in 2013.
“The multi-million-dollar improvement project will be a plus for the local economy,” adds Andy Konieczka, President, Georgia-Pacific Structural Panels. “Approximately 100 contractors are expected during the construction phase. Once the new strander is on-line there will be an increase in log trucks arriving and trucks departing with finished goods.”
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