ALBANY — Lumber giant Georgia-Pacific will host a town hall meeting Thursday to brief the Albany/Dougherty County community on the new, state-of-the-art lumber production facility currently under construction in Albany. Local Georgia-Pacific leaders will provide a corporate overview as well as update the public on construction and employment progress for the Albany project.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Merry Acres Event Center on Dawson Road. Anyone interested in this new facility is encouraged to attend.

The $150 million advanced technology facility can produce up to 320,000 square feet of lumber per year.

Once operational, the facility will hire more than 130 full-time employees with an estimated $5 million annual payroll.

Since 2012, Georgia-Pacific has invested approximately $1 billion in additional capital and acquisitions in Georgia and currently employs more than 7,000 employees at 16 facilities in the state.

The Merry Acres Event Center is located at 1504 Dawson Road.

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