Tagged: georgia-pacific

Canadian Company Comact Setting Sights on Union County Sawmill

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/24/2014 12:00 am

Multiple sources have confirmed that a Canadian sawmill equipment operator called Comact — that’s pronounced “CO-mact” — is looking at buying the long-shuttered Georgia-Pacific sawmill that is now owned by private investors.

Georgia-Pacific Leads List of Largest Forest Products Companies in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2014 12:00 am

This year’s list of largest forest products companies is little changed from last year. One company, however, ITW Shippers of Fordyce with 143 employees in 2013, fell off the list. It has been sold, according to a company employee, but the company failed to respond to repeated requests for information.

Georgia-Pacific to Invest $37M in Gurdon Lumber Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2014 3:05 pm

Georgia-Pacific of Atlanta, Georgia, has plans to invest $37 million in its lumber operations in Gurdon to expand the production capacity of the mill by about 60 percent.

Georgia-Pacific Announces $40M Expansion at Fort Smith Plant

by Associated Press 5/30/2014 8:08 am

Georgia-Pacific says it will invest $40 million in an expansion at its Fort Smith plant, which manufactures paper plates and other paper products.

Arkansas' Manufacturing Sector Takes Baby Steps Back in 2013

by Marty Cook 2/24/2014 12:00 am

Kathy Deck, the director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the University of Arkansas, said the state reported 155,100 manufacturing jobs in December 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The drop of 300 jobs from the 155,400 reported in December 2012 is a decrease of about 0.2 percent.

Employment Stabilizes for State’s Timber Plants

by Gwen Moritz 11/19/2012 12:00 am

Some timber executives may not be particularly optimistic about the return of the building boom, but Arkansas Business’ annual survey of forest products companies indicates that employment has been stable or a bit improved over the past year.