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Georgia-Pacific idles Louisiana lumber plant, lays off 188

DEQUINCY, La. - Georgia-Pacific will shut down another plant - this time a lumber facility in DeQuincy, Louisiana. 188 employees will be out of a job.
The plant will close in the next 60 days. The company wrote on social media:
“Sharing difficult news: We will cease operations at our lumber facility in DeQuincy, Louisiana, in the next 60 days due to overall market conditions. This difficult decision will affect 188 of our hardworking employees.

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G-P plans $70 million plywood, lumber mill upgrades

GURDON, Ark.— Georgia-Pacific said it will invest up to $70 million to upgrade its plywood and lumber operations in Gurdon, Arkansas. The company said the upgrades in technology and systems will help sustain the more than 700 jobs at the two facilities. "We are making state-of-the-art improvements that will transform our Gurdon facilities, greatly improving the utilization of raw materials and overall operating efficiencies, making jobs more meaningful, and turning us into an even stronger competitor," said Mike White, Western Regional operations manager.