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International Beams to invest $20M in Alabama manufacturing facility

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DOTHAN, Alabama – International Beams, a producer of engineered wood products, announced today that it will invest nearly $20 million to open a manufacturing facility near Dothan to produce innovative timber panels and beams using Southern Pine lumber. IB said its project will create...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Georgia-Pacific to invest $50 million in upgrades at Alabama mill

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BREWTON, Alabama – Georgia-Pacific is investing $50 million to upgrade the paperboard machine at the company’s mill in Escambia County, following the completion of a $388 million energy improvement project that involved two years of construction. Slated to begin in late summer, Georgia-Pacific said...

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Cascades Sonoco to expand Alabama facility with $16M investment

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Canada-based Cascades Sonoco plans to invest $16 million to expand its Birmingham facility, creating 20 jobs. The investment will be made in water-based coating technology to provide coated paper and paperboard substrates using the company’s new FlexShield, FluteSHIELD and SurfSHIELD coatings.

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Lenzing Alabama expansion: $293M investment, 163 jobs

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MOBILE, Alabama – Austria-based Lenzing AG announced plans today to invest $293 million to expand production at its Alabama fibers plant, creating 163 new and permanent positions over three years. The Mobile County factory was the first commercial operation in the world to produce...

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Two Rivers Lumber Co. to build $65M Alabama sawmill

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Robert Bentley announced today that Two Rivers Lumber Co. plans to invest $65 million to build a state-of-the-art sawmill in Demopolis that will create 55 jobs initially and a total of 95 eventually. “I am committed to helping the rural...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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