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Georgia-Pacific’s Pineland Lumber Complex, located in Pineland, Tx., will undergo $120 million in additions and improvements in an overall modernization effort that will also increase the mills’ overall production.
The modifications include a new sawmill, which will replace the existing stud mill that was built in the 1960s. Construction is expected to begin early next year and is scheduled to be completed in late 2022. The current mill has the capacity to produce 380 million bd. ft. of dimensional lumber each year; the new mill’s capacity will increase to 450 million bd. ft.
In order to meet increased capacity, the complex will also expand its log yard storage and incorporate a new debarking and log processing line. A new continuous dry kiln will help ensure production capacity, while a new high-speed planer will replace the current 60-year-old equipment.
The new sawmill is expected to increase the number of trucks delivering wood from 250 to 300 loads each day.