Clarendon OSB became a part of GP's Building Products division in 2010 when GP acquired the mill from Grant Forest Products. The mill then underwent a $30 million construction project to complete the building of the facility and started up production in 2013.
Five years later, Clarendon OSB will soon be looking at a brand‐new 30,000‐square foot warehouse, a new state‐of‐the‐art laminating line and the installation of additional equipment.
The $4.5 million investment driving this operational expansion is one of many investments made at Clarendon OSB in the past 12 months. Over $6 million in capital has been invested at the location just this year.
These investments are intended to fulfil the company's growing customer base, support a future 24/7 run schedule and accommodate future automatic guided vehicles. “This investment allows the Clarendon OSB Plant to enter into an automated, digital operating platform which opens the door for more investments in technology,” said Tobey Elgin, plant manager Clarendon OSB.
“This investment allows the Clarendon OSB Plant to enter into an automated, digital operating platform which opens the door for more investments in technology,” said Tobey Elgin, plant manager for Clarendon OSB.
Improvement in capacity and product capability, additional product storage and the ability to make specialty OSB board are just some of the additional results that will come from this investment.
“Raising the technical knowledge bar also puts us on a similar footing with other high-tech manufacturers in our region ‐ so we can successfully compete for the same qualified workforce,” said Elgin.
According to Peter Ngo, project engineer and manager of the Clarendon OSB expansions, Clarendon County has been very receptive in providing a place for growth for the mill.
“It is with much pride that we welcome this existing industry expansion in Clarendon County by Georgia-Pacific. GP has been providing high paying jobs for Clarendon and surrounding counties for many years and for that we thank them,” said Dwight Stewart, Chairman of the Clarendon County Council.