New Chip Mill Coming To Quitman

By: Greg Gullberg Email
By: Greg Gullberg Email

- Quitman, Ga. - June 15, 2012 -

A new Chip Mill is coming to Quitman, Georgia.

Right now it is only a sign surrounded by woods. But by this time next year there will be a whole new facility to build performance fibers from lumber.

The Rayonier Mill will create 50 full-time jobs for Brooks County residents. Unemployment in Brooks County hovers just shy of 9%, above the national average.

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  • by Curious Location: Madison on Jun 16, 2012 at 11:26 AM
    Is this the proposed site off Old Madison Rd? If so, I wouldn't mark this deal as done at this point. Surrounding landowners and taxpayers kinda got blindsided by this deal. Want jobs and industry; however, also want a heads up and appropriate due diligence done as we would have to do the same if looking at using our privately held surrounding property for such a deal.
  • by Old Soldier Location: South GA on Jun 16, 2012 at 08:43 AM
    That means that the log trucks will be out more and the drivers could care less about the other motorist. Between the Petroleum drivers and the log truck drivers these are about the worst proffessional drivers out there. They speed and have no regard to others on the hiways....I hope the DOT will keep them in check.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 16, 2012 at 03:49 AM
    Please define "performance lumber". If they are talking about OSB /chipboard it does go on quick but will never match the lasting performance of a real sawn and planned board, even plywood is better.
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