The second leading lumber producing state in the South and fourth in the nation, Arkansas has 19 million acres of productive timberland. The state's forests include oak-hickory (41 percent), pine (31 percent), bottomland hardwoods (16 percent), oak-pine (10 percent) and cedar (2 percent). Arkansas is committed to maintaining an extensive and reliable wood source for its paper and timber products companies.
Georgia-Pacific, one of several national paper and timber products companies located in Arkansas, recently invested more than $250 million to upgrade its Crossett, Arkansas, location with the latest tissue papermaking technology and converting equipment. In 2013, Georgia-Pacific also added 200 workers.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation also recently expanded its Conway, Arkansas, location, adding 100 new positions and investing more than $65 million in a facility that manufactures sanitary paper products.