Hundreds of Georgia Pacific plant workers in Springhill Louisiana got word from there employer on Monday that the plant will be 'curttailing' it operations meaning about 400 of it's employees will be laid off.
Only a few office employees as well as maintenance personnel will remain.
Company spokesperson Julie Davis out of Atlanta tells KSLA News 12 that the plan is to work with only the remaining product which is expected to last until the end of this month. At the end of February they will reassess the market and decide if the plant will run again and when.
Company officials are blaming the closure on the slow down in the housing market.
Springhill mayor Carroll Breaux says this comes as a shock and a surprise. He says it comes as a blow to the town but they will recover.
Story by Tania Francois