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Georgia-Pacific Abruptly Closes Wis. Plant

The shutdown and layoffs would take place "effective immediately."

Georgia-Pacific has announced its second Wisconsin plant closure in just eight months.

The company says it is shutting down a packaging plant in the city of Oshkosh, where 38 workers will lose their jobs.

The company sent a letter informing the state of the closure, saying the shutdown and layoffs would take place “effective immediately.”

The union workers will receive severance for 60 days, in accordance with WARN requirements, but do not have “bumping rights” to replace employees in other positions.

GP announced the closure of a separate plant in Green Bay earlier this year, impacting 190 workers.

In the case of the Green Bay facility, GP gave an 18-month timeframe for winding down the plant.

At the time, the company cited outdated equipment as a factor in the Green Bay closure, along with “changing customer demand.”

The letter to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development does not provide any detail as to why the Oshkosh plant is closing.

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