Georgia-Pacific hardboard plant in Duluth closes

Published 6:42 am Sunday, October 21, 2012

DULUTH β€” Georgia-Pacific has permanently closed its hardboard plant in Duluth, putting about 140 employees out of work.

A company spokesman said the plant closed Friday afternoon.

Georgia-Pacific announced the plant closure Aug. 21 and said at that time it would be closed by the end of August.

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Company spokesman Eric Abercrombie said the plant closed Friday because β€œit has gotten to the point where there was no more work to be done.” He said there are no plans to reopen the plant and Georgia-Pacific is working with the Workforce Development Center in Duluth to help the laid-off employees in finding other jobs.

The Atlanta-based company manufactures tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products and related chemicals.