*NEWS*2 BIG U.S. PAPER MILLS TO CLOSE

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*NEWS*2 BIG U.S. PAPER MILLS TO CLOSE

 user 2006-12-15 at 12:11:00 pm Views: 111
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    Weyerhaeuser forced to close another mill
    December
    2006 — Federal Way (WA): Weyerhaeuser has permanently closed its veneer
    and plywood facility in Mountain Pine, Arkansas. The company said that
    the closure will eliminate about 340 hourly and salaried positions and
    that affected employees will receive full pay for 60 daysSteven Rogel,
    chairman, president and CEO, said: “As part of an ongoing strategic
    review of our businesses and against the backdrop of industry-wide
    market challenges for wood products, we have determined that this mill
    cannot be made economically sustainable.He continued: “The closure of a
    mill is a difficult decision, but the reality of difficult markets
    requires that we allocate our capital with great prudence to ensure all
    manufacturing operations remain competitive and well positioned to
    serve our customers.”

    GENERAL PAPER to close mill
    December
    2006 — Atlanta (GA): Georgia-Pacific (GP) is planning to close its West
    Mason Street plant in Green Bay, Wisconsin, involving the loss of 73
    jobs in January. Production is expected to be transferred to the
    company’s Broadway mill, which is also located in Green Bay.