Bowling Green manufacturing plant announces multi-million dollar expansion

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Georgia-Pacific announces the completion of a $100 million expansion at its  Dixie manufacturing facility in Bowling Green.

According to a release, the 18-month project included a new printer, additional plate-forming presses and a new 80,000-square-foot operations building. This expansion is designed to help meet growing demand and the investment resulted in the creation of more than 70 full-time jobs, which increases the total employment at the plant to more than 200 people. 

The company celebrated the new additions while also maintaining effective COVID-19 distancing and safety protocols. Georgia Pacific hosted a virtual ribbon cutting event with employees and local community leaders. 

The executive vice president for Georgia- Pacific’s consumer products group, David Duncan, said “This investment is about our customers and consumers, and I am incredibly proud of out Bowling Green team and excited about this growth and expansion”. 

Bowling Green is one of two facilities the company operates in Kentucky. The second is a Dixie facility in Lexington that produces cups. Statewide, the company employs nearly 500 people directly and creates approximately 1,000 jobs indirectly. 

Georgia-Pacific has several  jobs open at the Bowling Green Dixie plant. If interested, visit www.gp.com/careers to learn more.