Georgia-Pacific said it’s idling its gypsum operations in Nova Scotia and laying off most of its remaining workers, as reported by the Canadian Press.
A company spokesman says 34 of 42 workers will be laid off
in December and eight will stick around as a skeleton crew. The company also
laid off 27 workers over the last two months due to poor market conditions.
Spokesman Eric Abercrombie says he is not certain whether
the company will resume operations. The company has gypsum quarries in Sugar
Camp and Melford, and a ship loading facility in Point Tupper. Georgia Pacific
has been mining gypsum in the province since 1962.
Georgia Pacific Idles Gypsum Operations in Nova Scotia
December 5, 2011