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Georgia-Pacific Declares Partial Shutdown of Operations at Crosset, Arkansas Facility

Author:Zhengyang MachineryTimes:2019-06-11
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Georgia-Pacific announced its decision to partially shut down operations at its Crosset, Arkansas facility by October this year. The decision is likely to impact approximately 530 jobs at the facility, In addition, around 25 business and sales jobs will also be impacted, said company press release.
 
Georgia-Pacific has decided to permanently shut down the bleached board machines, pulping and extrusion operations at the facility. The company will also shut down a significant portion of the energy complex at the mill and one of the mill’s older tissue machines. The decision follows assessment of the mill’s ability to compete effectively in the bleached board market.
 
Meantime, the company declared that it will continue to operate and invest in the Crosset mill’s consumer tissue and towel business. Georgia-Pacific will retain approximately 500 employees to manage those operations.
 
Monty Brown, senior vice president – Consumer Products Group Operations commended the hard work of Crosset employees. He expressed apprehensions on the economic viability of required significant investments that are required to ensure long-term sustained operations of the bleached board machines, pulp mill and woodyard. The company will work cooperatively with the state and the community to minimize the impacts of the decision on employees and their families.
 
Also, Georgia-Pacific announced closure of particleboard facility in Hope, Arkansas, which is likely to affect nearly 100 employees.
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