ATLANTA – September 25, 2018 –The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that Archer Forest Products, a supplier of wood pellets to the European industrial market, will create 35 jobs and invest $15 million in Brantley County.
"We are thrilled that Archer Forest Products is expanding their footprint in Georgia and Brantley County," said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. "Georgia is the number one forestry state in the nation and I am pleased that this leading company is continuing to take advantage of our incredible resources."
Archer Forest Products is a division of Fram Renewable Fuels. Fram was established in 2005 as a significant, reliable and sustainable supplier of wood pellets to the growing European industrial market.
"Archer Forest Products, LLC is a very important project to the Fram Renewable Fuels Family due to its strategic location. Archer Forest Products, LLC will be supplying wood pellets to help Fram Renewable Fuels to meet increasing demand," said Harold L. Arnold, President of Fram Renewable Fuels. "We would like to thank the Development Authority, County Commissioner, the City of Nahunta, and the Tax Assessor for helping us through the process of acquiring Archer Forest Products, LLC. We look forward to working with the community."
GDEcD Assistant Director, Existing Industry and Regional Recruitment Michelle Shaw represented the Global Commerce division in partnership with the Brantley County Development Authority and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
One of the first large scale producers in the U.S. Southeast, Fram has experience in raw material sourcing, pellet production, quality control and logistics. Archer Forest Products will be its fourth full production facility.
"Archer Forest Products will be a tremendous asset to our industrial base in Brantley County," said Wayne Hutcheson, Chair of the Brantley County Development Authority. "We are happy to have such a strong company as our newest corporate citizen."
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