ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Pacific Lumber plant will officially break ground in a little over two weeks in Albany.
Albany-Dougherty County leaders are eagerly awaiting the ground breaking ceremony at the Industrial Park on Feb. 5.
The lumber plant will create 130 new, full time jobs, and Georgia Pacific is already starting to hire people to fill the positions.
The company is also looking to hire on-site developers and engineers to complete the actual construction of the plant.
The Economic Development Commission also received the Georgia Economic Developers Association Deal of the Year award to recognize the lumber plant coming to the county.
“The fruits of our labors over the last 10 years to develop that park into a site that will now support the $150 million investment and 130 new jobs into the community, so it’s something we’re really proud of,” said EDC President Justin Strickland.
The ground breaking will start at the industrial park at 2 p.m.
The plant should be operational by late fall of 2019 or early 2020.