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Georgia-Pacific: Gloster plywood mill closing

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

unemployed.

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.

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Information from: Enterprise-Journal,

http://www.enterprise-journal.com

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