Hawthorne GP Plant Closing Could "Idle" the Economy
It isn't closed yet... but most of the employees are already out of work. The Georgia Pacific Plywood Plant in Hawthorne will shut it's doors next Friday. Meaning 400 people are losing their jobs.
And what the company calls an "idle down" will cause the economy to shift down to idle also.
GP is leaving a small crew at the plant to maintain equipment, in case the market improves and they can re-open. Employees will be paid through November 7th.
Georgia Pacific is helping them sign up for unemployment benefits. GP officials emphasize that the plant is not closed for performance reasons.
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