GP announces permanent closure of plywood mill

GP-LogoGeorgia-Pacific officials announced last week that the Crossett plywood mill is being closed permanently.

On April 7, the company announced that the Crossett plywood facility and another in Talladega, Ala. were both being permanently closed.

Georgia-Pacific Crossett public affairs manager Jennifer King said equipment at the Crossett plywood mill would be sold or scrapped, adding that the buildings would be removed for safety reasons.

Operations at the Crossett plywood mill ceased in September of 2011, and King said the facilities are currently being used for storage of plywood and products from other mills.

She said it would probably take two to three months to remove all stored material and several months to complete the removal of the equipment and buildings.

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