Georgia-Pacific to Invest $425M in New Tennessee Manufacturing Plant

September 30, 2022

Georgia-Pacific LLC, parent company of GP PRO, announced plans to invest more than US$425 million to construct a new production facility in Jackson, Tennessee.

The 900,000-square-foot facility will employ more than 200 people and produce several of Georgia-Pacific’s paper tableware brands, including its Dixie® and Dixie Ultra® brands. Construction is slated to begin by the end of the year and the facility is anticipated to be operational by summer 2024.

“Although we have invested to expand existing sites, this is the first new Dixie plant the company has built since 1991,” said Fernando Gonzalez, president of Georgia-Pacific’s consumer business. “This added capacity will help us meet the needs of our customers as consumer demand for high-quality, durable paper plates and bowls continues to grow.”

About GP PRO
Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products, and related chemicals. The company operates approximately 150 facilities, employs approximately 30,000 people directly, and creates nearly 89,000 jobs indirectly. GP PRO, a division of Georgia-Pacific, manufactures and sells well-known brands like ActiveAire®, Angel Soft® Professional Series, Brawny®, Compact®, Dixie®, Dixie Ultra®, enMotion®, and Pacific Blue™. GP PRO products meet restroom, foodservice, and break room needs for office buildings, healthcare, foodservice, high-traffic, lodging, retail, and education facilities, plus a wide range of industrial and manufacturing facilities in North America. For more information, visit