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Georgia-Pacific to Close Its Tissue Mill on Day Street in Green Bay

Georgia-Pacific Day Street mill Georgia-Pacific said the primary reasons for this decision are a combination of changing customer demand, bath tissue upgrades and investments at other Georgia-Pacific facilities, and less competitive assets at the Day Street mill.

March 18, 2022 - Georgia-Pacific has announced that it plans to close its tissue mill on Day Street in Green Bay, Wisconsin over the next 18 months.

This decision does not affect Georgia-Pacific's other operations in Green Bay, the company said.

According to an online article from the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Day Street mill began operation as the Northern Tissue Paper Mill on March 29, 1901.

In a press release, Georgia-Pacific said, "The decision to shut down the mill does not reflect the hard work that Day Street employees have performed throughout the years to serve Georgia-Pacific's customers. They have done an admirable job operating these lines as safely and productively as possible."

Georgia-Pacific said the primary reasons for this decision are a combination of changing customer demand, bath tissue upgrades and investments at other Georgia-Pacific facilities, and less competitive assets at the Day Street mill.

In December 2021, Georgia-Pacific announced plans to invest more than $500 million at its Broadway mill in Green Bay. The investment includes the installation of a new through-air-dried (TAD) tissue machine, as well as adding associated converting equipment and infrastructure.

Tissue manufacturing at the site will end in mid-May, with some other parts of the mill shutting down in September.

The Day Street mill will continue to make napkins until the fall of 2023.

This decision will impact approximately 190 jobs at the mill. However, eligible and interested employees will be able to apply for open roles at our other Georgia-Pacific facilities in Green Bay, including 100-plus roles for the recently announced investment the company is making at the Broadway mill, the company said.

Georgia-Pacific said its focus in the coming weeks and months is to continue to safely operate the mill while supporting its employees during the transition.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, cellulose, specialty fibers, building products and related chemicals. To learn more, visit: www.gp.com.

SOURCE: Georgia-Pacific

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