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BREAKING: Phillips Georgia-Pacific plant will closeSubmitted: 08/28/2015
PHILLIPS - Dozens of workers in Phillips will lose their jobs.

Georgia-Pacific announced Friday morning the company's wood products plant will close October 27.

The Phillips plant produces specialized pressed board wood products.


Georgia-Pacific spokesman Eric Abercrombie told Newswatch 12 the closing is not a reflection on the work of the employees. Abercrombie says the workers have been great.  Instead, the decision to close was driven by market forces.

Abercrombie says sales of the pressed wood board products have been on the decline since 2009.

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tony Blattler found out when the corporate offices called him Friday morning.

Blattler says the news came as a surprise.  More than 60 people work at the plant.

The plant is a union facility, so any severance packages will depend on the collective bargaining agreement.

The company will hold a meeting with workers and Northcentral Technical College Phillips location Monday to help employees find new work.

The Phillips location was built in 1958.

We will update this story as more info comes available.


Story By: Newswatch 12 News Team

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