"The decision to close a plant is never easy to make," said David Fleiner, vice president-gypsym. "However, sound business strategy dictates that we constantly review our operations to be sure they are cost-competitive and creating value for our shareholders. The Grand Rapids plant's aging equipment and technology put it at a distinct disadvantage."
Georgia-Pacific Closing Wallboard Plant
November 28, 2000
The company announced the permanent closure of its Grand Rapids, Mich., wallboard plant in early November. Approximately 40 employees will be affected by the closure.