Georgia-Pacific to Shut Down Alabama Plant

Georgia-Pacific has announced it will lay off 300 workers and shut down its Plywood Mill in Peterman in mid-January.

Peterman is located in Monroe County, Alabama.

The Cedar Springs plant near Blakely, which makes paper products, will not be affected.

A spokeswoman for the Atlanta-based company blamed the closure on a sluggish economy and a downturn in the housing industry.

The company said displaced workers will not be offered severance packages because they expect to restart the mill in the future.

Georgia-Pacific's paper mills in Brewton and Pennington will also not be affected.

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