Georgia-Pacific announced that it will increase production at its oriented strand-board facility at Clarendon County, S.C., in the first quarter of 2013. The mill was part of a $400 million acquisition in May 2010 from Grant Forest Products that also included an operating plant at Allendale County, S.C., and another operating plant at Englehart, Ontario.
Once the Clarendon mill is operational, both Clarendon and Allendale will supply customers across the eastern U.S. with OSD material used in residential construction.
"The Clarendon mill fits strategically with our OSB facilities running at Brookneal, Va.; Fordyce, Ark.; Hosford, Fla.; Allendale, S.C.; and Englehart, Ontario," said Clarence Young, vice president – structural panels sales and marketing. "It will give Georgia-Pacific the ability to provide enhanced service and value to existing and potential customers."
Applications for more than 100 permanent positions, including management, craft and production roles at the facility, will be accepted through the company's website at www.gp.com/careers and through One Stop Workforce at www.slworkforcedev.org.
The companies in this directory are making investments to make sure that you have the tools and products necessary to develop successful products with lightweight panels.
Think Light: Innovative Lightweight Panels was held recently in Kentwood, Mich., organized by Virginia Tech and sponsored by FDM, Stiles Machinery and others.
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Avian has reported that its lightweight board meets and exceeds the CARB 2 standards making it one of only a few suppliers of CARB 2 standard boards.
Wood-Mizer Products Inc. in February announced the release of Bio-Mizer, a biomass furnace that converts wood waste into renewable energy for businesses.
Nickell Moulding Co. shows that a switch to water-based finishes helps more than just the environment.
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