Georgia Pacific to spend more than $375 million upgrading south Alabama plant

An Atlanta-based paper and packaging company is planning to spend more than $375 million to improve a facility in south Alabama.

Georgia Pacific officials said in a statement they're planning to make energy improvements over the next two years at a mill in Brewton, Alabama.

Company officials say they're planning to modernize the kinds of equipment being used at the plant's boiler system.

Officials say Georgia Pacific's plant in Brewton employs about 450 people and the company employs about 2,500 people throughout Alabama.

Vice President and General Manager of the Brewton mill, Jeff Joyce, says the improvements will also bolster the facility's long-term viability and competitiveness.

Officials say an increase in construction jobs during the upgrade is also expected to have an impact on the local economy.