GLOSTER, Miss. (AP) - Georgia-Pacific Corp. will shut down its
plywood mill in Gloster in early December, putting 280 people out
of work in time for the Christmas season.
G-P closed its plant in Tylertown in September, leaving 35
The Gloster mill opened in 2005 shortly after Hurricane Katrina
to great fanfare from Governor Haley Barbour and local leaders.
G-P spokesman Julie Davis says a weak market for building
materials prompted the decision. Davis says although the company is
not describing the shutdown as permanent, no employees will remain
at work at the mill.
Information from: Enterprise-Journal,
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