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Georgia-Pacific Chooses CSX-served Site for New Tennessee Plant


Georgia-Pacific has chosen a CSX rail-served site near Jackson, Tennessee, for construction of a new Dixie® paper products facility. The Sept. 26 announcement came after a search by Georgia-Pacific for a site that would meet its rigorous requirements, including access to efficient rail transportation, for a new facility to meet growing demand for consumable paper products.

Georgia-Pacific said it will invest at least $425 million in the new plant, which will employ approximately 220 people in the manufacture of Dixie paper plates. Construction is slated to start before the end of the year, and the facility is expected to begin operations in the summer of 2024.

Located along Highway 223, just off Interstate 40 west of Jackson, the property chosen by Georgia-Pacific was designated both a CSX Select Site and a Select Tennessee Certified Site. CSX worked with Tennessee economic development officials to promote the property as a prime location for industrial development.

“CSX is excited to further our long-standing partnership with Georgia-Pacific by providing efficient rail transportation solutions to support their growing consumable paper products business,” said Tom Tisa, head of Business Development at CSX. “The CSX Select Site in Jackson is a construction-ready location and is perfectly positioned to leverage the sustainable benefits of our rail network, enabling Georgia-Pacific to get paper goods to shelves across the region more competitively.”

CSX continues to work with Georgia-Pacific to maximize the efficiency of rail service to the site.

To learn more about this project, read the official announcement.