Particleboard plants changing owners

Georgia-Pacific is selling four Mississippi plants to Roseburg Forest Products Company.

The Mississippi industrial wood products mills are Eupora, Louisville, Oxford and Taylorsville. Mills in Russellville, South Carolina and Vienna, Georgia were also sold to Roseburg.

The acquisition is scheduled to be complete by December 1st. It will make Roseburg one of the largest manufacturers of particleboard products in the United States.

The mills make particleboard and, in the case of Oxford and Eupora, related products such as cut-to-size panels. Customers include furniture and cabinet manufacturers, mobile home manufacturers and retail home centers.

About 750 employees work at the six mills.

Roseburg says it plans to hire the vast majority of the existing workforce.

Roseburg Forest Products is based in Roseburg, Oregon. Georgia-Pacific is headquartered in Atlanta.