Georgia-Pacific Begins Work on Regional Distribution Center
The I-41 Business Park in De Pere is seeing the beginnings of a new occupant. Georgia-Pacific has begun construction on a 1.1 million-square-foot distribution center that should be complete by the end of 2022.
The facility will warehouse and distribute products from several GP facilities, including tissue products such as toilet paper, napkins and paper towels from the company’s Green Bay Broadway mill. “Although this warehouse could have been built elsewhere in the Midwest, it made sense to locate it close to one of our largest plants in Green Bay,” says Jim Stauffer, GP senior director of warehousing. “The distribution center is a key piece of our supply chain, which will help our products reach customers as efficiently and timely as possible.”
Georgia-Pacific is investing more than $50 million in the new distribution center, which will feature 110 loading docks for trucks and capacity for more than two million cases of products. It will allow the company to consolidate the space it currently leases at four warehouses into one facility it owns.
Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading makers of tissue, pulp, packaging, building products and related chemicals. It has more than 30,000 employees at 180-plus locations worldwide and invests 90 percent of its earnings back into the business for growth. In Green Bay, GP employs more than 1,100 people in its four manufacturing facilities, as well as several hundred additional employees in business support roles such as engineering and customer service.