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Bleached board, pulping and extrusion operations in Crossett, Arkansas, will close in October

Georgia-Pacific is shutting down the equipment and processes supporting the bleached board operations at its Crossett, Arkansas, facility as of October 2019. This decision was based on an assessment of the mill's ability to compete effectively in the bleached board market. 

As a result, the company will 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. GP also in July will shut down one of the mill's older tissue machines that doesn't support the long-term competitiveness of the tissue business. 

Approximately 530 jobs at the facility and about 25 business and sales jobs will be affected.

Georgia-Pacific’s bleached board business, including supply to the Dixie® business, will be supported from the Naheola and Brewton, Alabama, mills and the St. Marys, Georgia, extrusion facility.