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Irving Tissue expands in USA with plans to double Macon production

Irving Tissue has opened its $470m tissue production plant in Macon, Georgia, and announced plans for an additional $400m expansion project.

Located in the Sofkee Industrial Park, the site employs more than 200 people and produces ultra-premium quality household paper products including soft bath tissue and high-quality paper towel.

Robert K. Irving, president of Irving Tissue, said: “We’re pleased to be expanding our business in the United States.

“We knew that this plant’s strategic location would allow us to reach key markets and help to drive our growth.”

The new second phase of the project represents an additional $400m investment, adding another 150 jobs and will be completed by January 2022.

He added: “We’ve already ordered an additional ThruAir Dry machine that will be a duplicate of what we already have in our Macon plant.

“This facility is part of an integrated value chain from sustainably managed forests to the store shelf.

“Most of the pulp for Macon products comes from our mill in Saint John, New Brunswick.”

Construction of the plant doubled Irving Tissue’s annual ThruAir Dry capacity, increasing it by 75,000 tonnes, the equivalent of 15 million cases.

Phase two will increase that to 30 million case capacity in Macon.

Irving Tissue produces premium household store brand paper products for many of North America’s top retailers, in addition to some of the top-selling tissue brands in the marketplace.

It is part of Irving Consumer Products, one of North America’s leading manufacturers of household paper and baby diaper products.