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Weyerhaeuser closes Georgia plant


November 13, 2008
By Pulp & Paper Canada

“This was a very difficult decision,” Cathy Slater, vice president of Weyerhaeuser’s Veneer Techn…

“This was a very difficult decision,” Cathy Slater, vice president of Weyerhaeuser’s Veneer Technologies said of the decision to close its plant in Colbert, Georgia. The facility employs 105 people.

 

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As demand for engineered wood products continues to slump, the company elected to shut its iLevel Veneer Technologies plant for an indefinite period in an attempt to balance its supply with decreased demand.

 

“This is a direct result of the business environment we face,” Slater said.

 

Weyerhaeuser implemented a temporary layoff at the plant in October to conduct an analysis of current market conditions. The conclusions drawn during that period led the company to the decision to close the facility.

 

“Unfortunately, ongoing business conditions now require that we take this further action,” Slater confirmed.


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