Georgia Pacific Idles Gypsum Operations in Nova Scotia
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.