Georgia-Pacific plans to idle #3 machine two weeks

Georgia-Pacific’s Cedar Springs operations will temporarily idle one of its three paper machines for two separate week-long periods in late May and late June due to lack of demand, according to Public Affairs Manager Peggy Jaye.

“Based on current economic conditions, we’ve determined that production of medium paper on Cedar Springs’ #3 machine (PM3) significantly exceeds current and predicted short-term demand,” Jaye stated. The local plant produces containerboard, which is used in the manufacture of packaging boxes.

As a result, production on PM3 will be temporarily curtailed for seven days starting Thursday, May 21. Also, beginning Sunday, June 21 at 8 a.m., additional downtime on PM3 is planned for seven days.

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