RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — About 80 workers at a Georgia-Pacific fiberboard plant in Southside Virginia will be laid off when the facility closes next month.
Georgia-Pacific plans to close the plant in Jarratt on Nov. 1 and move its production to a facility in Diboll, Texas.
Company spokesman Eric Abercrombie tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1g20SPh ) that both plants have been operating at less than 50 percent capacity. He says the move will allow the Diboll plant to operate at nearly full capacity.
Workers at the Jarratt plant will be eligible for up to 60 days of pay.
Greensville County administrator K. David Whittington tells the newspaper that the pending closure is more bad news for Southside Virginia's economy. He says the region has seen numerous closings in the last four or five years.
Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com