PERRY, Florida – Georgia-Pacific has announced the permanent closure of their Perry Foley Cellulose mill. The paper company said in a press release that “Various factors influenced this difficult decision,” and that they do not believe in the long term the mill can serve their customers in a competitive manner. Georgia-Pacific said that approximately 525 jobs will be directly impacted by the decision to close the mill. The company also made mention that the decision to close this mill was made before Hurricane Idalia and “is not a reflection of the hard work and effort of the Foley team.” An official date for the closure has not been announced, but Georgia-Pacific says production will continue “for a limited time as the site works to fulfill as many customer commitments as possible.”
See the Georgia-Pacific press release: Georgia-Pacific employees at the Foley Cellulose mill in Perry, Florida, were informed today that Georgia-Pacific plans to permanently close the facility.