Paper Product Manufacturer to Build $400M Tissue Plant in Macon, Georgia
MACON, GA. — Irving Consumer Products, a manufacturer of paper products, has unveiled plans to develop a $400 million tissue manufacturing facility in Macon, creating over 200 jobs. The 700,000-square-foot facility will be built on 136 acres in the Sofkee Industrial Park off Ga. 247 and Allen Road, according to The Telegraph. The Canadian company is one of North America’s leading producers of household paper and baby diaper products. Irving’s brands include Scotties, Royale and Majesta. Engineering and planning of the new facility are underway, and construction is expected to begin this summer. The project is slated for completion in 2019.