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Roxie plant closure to cost 70 workers their jobs

[ Mississippi ] Georgia-Pacific Corp. has ended production at its Roxie chip and sawmill, leaving 70 people without jobs. The Roxie sawmill and the Gloster plywood plant were both idle for nearly three years until the plants reopened in 2005 to salvage and process excess timber destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. “The market was down, and that greatly effected the business. We will look at coming back up, but not until the middle of next year. At that point we will reevaluate and look at market conditions to see if they have improved,” Ruse said. In September, Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific sold wood product mills in Eupora, Louisville , Oxford and Taylorsville to Roseburg Forest Products Co. of Roseburg, Ore. In July, G-P announced 85 hourly jobs would be eliminated at its mill in Monticello in a restructuring of the facility.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes




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