GP to permanently close Port Hudson, LA, pulp and mill

OAKLAND, CA, Jan. 10, 2019 (RISI) -Georgia-Pacific (GP) is to stop making paper at its Port Hudson, LA, mill in March and shut its two paper machines, pulp mill, wood yard, and most of its energy generating complex by mid-March.

The move will remove more than 630,000 tons/yr of uncoated freesheet (UFS) capacity, according to RISI Mill Intelligence, which is about 7.5% of the North American market.

A company official said the market for office papers has been declining 3-5% annually for the past five or ten years due to electronic substitution and isn't viable long-term. 

GP is the fourth-largest UFS maker in ...

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