Crossett to Lose 550 Jobs at Georgia Pacific Plant

CROSSETT, AR (Ben Caxton) — Georgia Pacific announced yesterday that it is shutting down some operations at its Crossett, Arkansas plant. In a press release, the company says permanently shut down the bleached board machines, as well as the extrusion plant, Woodyard, pulp mill and a significant portion of the energy complex at the Crossett mill. Approximately 530 jobs at the facility will ultimately be impacted by the closures which are expected to begin in the fall. About 25 business and sales jobs also will be affected by this decision. Operations to support its consumer tissue and towel business will continue the company said as it plans to still operate and invest in the Crossett mill. The Atlanta, Georgia based company is among the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels, and napkins including brands Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny® and more.



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