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Irving announces $400M Georgia tissue plant


August 11, 2017
By P&PC Staff

Aug. 10, 2017 – Irving Consumer Products has announced it will expand its United States business operations with the construction of a new $400-million tissue plant in Macon, Ga.

Expected to create more than 200 jobs, the new plant will allow the company to double its ThruAir Dry capacity, increasing it by 75,000 tonnes, the equivalent of 15 million cases, it says.

“We’re looking forward to building a strong relationship with the wonderful people of this community,” said Robert K. Irving, Irving Consumer Products president. “Selecting Macon for our new facility provides us with an opportunity to establish a footprint in a region that has proven itself as being a strong supporter of business. It will allow us to reach key markets, and will help to continue to drive our growth. This expansion is possible because of the commitment of our employees, customers and suppliers.”

The company says engineering and planning for the facility is well underway. Construction will begin this summer and will be scheduled to be completed in 2019, providing roughly 1,000,000 person hours of work. At the height of construction, more than 540 people will be working on-site.                        

In November 2016, Irving Consumer Products announced the purchase of a new ThruAir Dry machine, which will be installed at the new facility in Macon.