Georgia-Pacific to close mill in Augusta

Georgia-Pacific has announced that the formerly known Augusta Select Tissue mill in Augusta, Canada, would be closing, reports WRBC.

The company pinned the mill’s closure on increased competition in the industry and improved performance of other facilities. Some of the equipment will be moved to other units, while other will be sold for scrap. The property will also eventually be sold, according to the company.

“We know this is a difficult time for the employees at the Augusta mill and their families,” said Rob Shaw, vice president of manufacturing who has oversight for the Augusta tissue facility. “This decision is not a reflection on their efforts to operate safely and productively. Our commitment is to work with employees to find ways to minimize the difficulty as best we can. That includes working with state and local employment agencies that can also support these employees.”

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