A Georgia wood pellet supplier is investing $15 million in a production facility in Brantley County, Ga.
Archer Forest Products, a division of Hazlehurst-based Fram Renewable Fuels, chose Brantley for its strategic location. The investment is expected to create 35 jobs, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
“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.”
Fram was established in 2005 as a 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,” Harold L. Arnold, president of Fram Fuels, said in a statement. “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.”
The timeline for the plant’s opening was not disclosed.