Georgia-Pacific Buyer Revealed
Jeff Foster Trucking Buys Georgia-Pacific Plant
Twin Ports trucking company owner Jeff Foster announced that he and his wife have bought the 19–acre property in downtown Duluth.
While the terms of the deal remain a mystery, Foster has made some of his plans known. The facility was a hard sell to most because all though it was designed for wood processing part of the contract was it had to be re-purposed by the buyer.
Jeff Foster plans on using the plant as a warehouse and logistics center for his business. And although the facility will take some time before it is usable Jeff Foster is well versed in transforming Georgia–Pacific plant as they bought one in Superior twelve-years-ago.
“We are very well aware of what it takes to make this facility hopefully do the same for us and to increase jobs and hopefully someday have the parking lot full of cars and people,” said Leo Naumann, COO of Jeff Foster Trucking.
Another goal of Foster is to possibly use the location to create opportunities for other businesses as an industrial incubator.
The increase in production and jobs will be welcomed after 141 people were put out of work when the facility closed in 2012.
The company said it is beginning work on the facility immediately and hopes to have cars in the parking lot and people coming to work as soon as possible.