City to recoup abandoned Georgia-Pacific plant
Published: October 10,2011
GLOSTER — Gloster Mayor Billy Johnson says his city will take back the old Georgia-Pacific plywood plant once workers finish cutting up and removing scrap metal.
The mill closed in 2002, leaving 300 people without jobs. It reopened in 2005 and closed again in 2009, this time for good.
Johnson tells the Enterprise-Journal the town owns the 279,000-square foot building and the 15.5 acres it sits on. He says Georgia-Pacific owns an estimated 55 surrounding acres, including an office building.
Johnson says removal of the scrap metal should be completed by year’s end.
Johnson says the city hopes to get somebody in the plant.
He says the city also is interested in buying Georgia-Pacific’s office building across the street.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- David Duval, former British Open winner, joins Sanderson Farms field
- Court rules against Greenwood councilwoman; must give up office
- NEW IN MADISON COUNTY — Mississippi Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory to be introduced Friday
- Alcorn president launches new customer service task force
- Cochran continues to reach out to African American voters
- Turner Grain’s bankruptcy will help consolidate lawsuits alleging breach of contract
- ‘Little Boogaloo’ Eden Brent happy singing the blues
- Hole-by-hole look at Sanderson Farms Championship course at CCJ
- Senators write letter over Waters of the United States proposal