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Sonoco Closes Hutchinson Paperboard Mill in Kansas

Sonoco Hutchinson Mill

March 7, 2023 - Local news outlets reported that Sonoco has abruptly closed its paperboard mill in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Tucky Allen, Business Services Director / Rapid Response Coordinator, Kansas WorkforceONE said he received a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) on Monday, March 6, for the Sonoco Hutchinson Paper Mill.

Allen says the WARN states 116 employees will be affected.

Sonoco purchased the 90,000-ton per year paper mill from Republic Group LLC in October of 2001. The mill has two pressure former paper machines.

Sonoco has not released information about the closure.

SOURCE: Local news outlets

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