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Georgia-Pacific held a private ribbon cutting June 21 at its Pineland, Tx., facility to mark the completion of an expansion and improvement project that reportedly has created the largest sawmill in the South.
The mill, which has been operating for more than 100 years, recently finished the $120-million, more-than-year-long overhaul.
Among the improvements were replacing the old 1960s stud mill, the 1960s high-speed planer, and the 1960s continuous dry kiln with modern equipment, and expanding the log storage yard with a new debarking and processing line. G-P also increased available log truck deliveries from 250 to 300 per day, and upped annual production capacity of dimensional lumber from 380 to 450 million bd. ft.