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If you see comments in violation of our community guidelinesplease report them. Domtar Corporation, a paper mill company, has announced that it will permanently shut down a Port Huron paper mill machine and reduce its staff by 22 employees. The Port Huron mill will continue to produce a wide variety of technical and specialty papers for a broad range of customers, utilizing three machines with a total annual production capacity of 95, short tons.
Following the closure, the mill will employ approximately people, down from the before the closure. We are reducing our papermaking capacity at two of our mills to better align with uncoated freesheet paper demand. Share This Story! Domtar Port Huron mill to shut down machine, cut 22 jobs Paper mill company Domtar Corporation announced that it will be permanently closing a Port Huron mill machine and reducing staff by 22 people.
Post to Facebook. Check out this story on thetimesherald. Cancel Send. Comments Welcome to our new and improved commentswhich are for subscribers only. Bryce AirgoodTimes Herald Published p. ET Oct.Georgia-Pacific Corp. The release states the company will close the equipment and processes supporting the bleached board operations at the Crossett plant in October. Bleached board is used in paper plates, cups and cartons.
We understand the impact this decision has on our employees, families and the community, and we will work cooperatively with the state and the community to minimize that impact.Nova Scotia forces closure of Northern Pulp mill
According to the release, employees will continue to operate the mill as they have until October. The company will begin discussions with union leadership and other members of the workforce during the next month on how the process will work for those affected, which will include the possibility of transferring to other Georgia-Pacific locations.
In a statement, Gov. The company also said it will close a particle board plant in Hope, with another layoffs, and a particle board plant in Monroeville, Alabama, which will also include layoffs. Marys, Georgia. Paper mill: Georgia Pacific paper mill in Crossett is shown in this file photo from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
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The mill will close on June They are decent, hard-working people who deserve better. I have directed our Secretary of Labor and Secretary of Commerce to do everything possible to help the workers and the community.
Our administration has already been in touch with local officials, as well. We will dedicate all of our efforts to mitigating the impact of this decision, while working to recruit new jobs and businesses to the area. We will also do our utmost to ensure employee safety during the transition. My heart aches for the individuals and their families who now find themselves searching for a new job. This news will be devastating to the areaThe last of the decent paying jobs in the area.
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650 Louisiana employees impacted by paper company closure
Patent Activity. Join Now.One of the biggest manufacturing plants in Kimball, Tennessee will shut down in May, eliminating the last 61 jobs at the year-old facility. WestRock, the Atlanta-based pulp and paper product company, said Thursday it will permanently close its digital printing operations in Kimball in May and consolidate such production at a similar plant in Chattanooga.
We are pleased that there will be opportunities for some employees to transfer to the Chattanooga facility. The Southeast Tennessee Development District will work to help find other jobs for the dislocated workers. Marion County Mayor David Jackson said he has already begun trying to recruit a new business to move into the ,square-foot WestRock facility in Kimball after it is closed.
But we are actively working to get another company in there to fill this vacancy and we've already had a couple of businesses that have expressed an interest. Kimball Mayor Rex Pesnell said the facility is for sale and he is hopeful another company will fill the void created by the WestRock closing. The plant at Industrial Boulevard was originally built in and opened the following year as a Rock-Tenn facility. Contact Dave Flessner at dflessner timesfreepress.Domtar, a paper manufacturer, permanently and immediately shut down a paper machine Thursday at its mill in Ashdown, resulting in 79 workers losing their jobs at one of the area's largest employers.
Some workers will remain at the plant, an employment anchor in Little River County since it opened in Based in Montreal and Fort Mill, S. The 79 workers in Ashdown remain on the payroll while management and union representatives continue the "downsizing discussions," said Tammy Waters, a spokeswoman at the Ashdown plant.
The machine shut down Thursday produces "uncoated freesheet paper," which is made of a mix of hardwood and softwood and is a brighter paper than that made with wood pulp.
Generally, it's paper for photocopiers. It's at least the second blow to Arkansas' timber-and-mill industry since June, when Georgia-Pacific announced closings that would eliminate jobs in Crossett and in Hope.
Franklin paper mill to close; 1,100 to lose jobs
Domtar on Thursday also said it will shut down a paper machine at its plant in Port Huron, Mich. The two machine closings will reduce the company's annual uncoated freesheet paper capacity by aboutshort tons. Williams, Domtar's president and chief executive officer, said in a statement. Williams said the "proactive measure is necessary due to increased imports and declining paper demand.
The Ashdown mill will continue to operate one paper machine with an annual uncoated freesheet paper production capacity ofshort tons. The mill also operates one of the world's largest fluff pulp machines, with the flexibility to produce softwood pulp depending on market conditions. Its current production of softwood and fluff pulp will increase during the next 12 months, the company said.
Fluff pulp is used in the production of diapers and absorbent hygiene products. News of the closing circulated quickly among a few people gathered Thursday morning for a meeting on fire prevention involving officials with the Arkansas Department of Agriculture that also was attended by four members of the Arkansas Forestry Commission and Braswell.
The Domtar announcement "is far worse than anything we've talked about today," state Forester Joe Fox said, referring to earlier discussions of concerns among some Forestry Commission members about the effects of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's government reorganization on Forestry Commission operations.
The General Assembly approved Hutchinson's plan this year. The mill's machine closure will result in fewer trees being harvested, leading to denser forests more susceptible to wild fire, Fox said. Print Headline: Arkansas paper mill unit's closure costs 79 jobs. Arkansas paper mill unit's closure costs 79 jobs by Stephen Steed October 4, at a.
Domtar has 13 mills in the United States and Canada, and 10 paper converting plants in the U. You can join the discussion by using another browser, like Firefox or Google Chrome. It looks like you're using Microsoft Edge.International Paper Co.
The layoffs will begin Nov.
Domtar Port Huron mill to shut down machine, cut 22 jobs
Carroll Story, the president of the United Steelworkers local that represents the workers, said: "Right now, everyone is in a hole. They're in a daze, a dream. They're like, 'What happened? There's not enough work in this area to absorb this work force.
International Paper's decision will remove a regional bulwark created by a trio of enterprising brothers in the 19th century.
It's also a second blow to Isle of Wight County, which already faced a big job loss at its other large employer. Smithfield Foods Inc. South plant early next year. Of its 1, workers, the company said will be transferred to the nearby Smithfield Packing North plant, will be given transfers to North Carolina plants and will be laid off.
International Paper, based in Memphis, Tenn. The local closing will account for more than two-thirds of International Paper's 1, job cuts nationwide. The mill near Franklin produces abouttons a year of uncoated freesheet and coated paperboard. Uncoated freesheet is used for products such as envelopes and copy paper, and coated paperboard for greeting cards, book covers and direct-mail advertising.
Siembida said International Paper chose to shut the local plant because those two products were hit particularly hard by the economic decline. This is the most recent and most painful of several cutbacks that International Paper has made locally in the past year.
Last November, the company announced it was closing one of the five machines at the Franklin paper mill. In April, it said it would shut its lumber mill near the paper mill and its corrugated-container plant in Chesapeake and trim departments at the paper mill. Those moves cut about jobs. And in July it announced it would lay off workers at its manufacturing plant in Newport News.