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Georgia Pacific closing sawmill due to lack of construction

MARION COUNTY — Georgia Pacific is closing down its Marion County sawmill, effectively putting 65 people out of work. Georgia Pacific spokeswoman Melody Ruse tells WDAM-TV employees of the sawmill, located just north of Columbia, were informed of the closure Monday. Ruse says dwindling housing starts nationwide is the reason for the closure. She says in 2010, there were 581,000 ...

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City to recoup abandoned Georgia-Pacific plant

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 ...

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OSHA cites sawmills for multiple violations

SILVER CREEK — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the Joe N. Miles & Sons Inc. sawmill in Silver Creek with 19 safety violations. Proposed penalties total $67,800.

 OSHA began its inspection in Oct. 2010 as part of a national emphasis program on combustible dust in the workplace. The citations include one willful violation ...

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Sawmill to close, then reopen

ACKERMAN — Packaging Corporation of America will close its Choctaw County Sawmill this year, but it won’t lie dormant for long. The company mentioned the closing during its first quarter earnings conference call. Alan Bates, director of the Choctaw County Mississippi Economic Development Foundation, says officials confirmed they were closing the Ackerman plant. However, it is being purchased by another ...

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