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IP Donates to Local School System after Closing Courtland Mill

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When International Paper, Memphis, Tenn., USA, closed its mill in Courtland, Ala., earlier this year, it meant the loss of some 1,100 jobs. The lost tax revenue hit the county’s school system especially hard. That’s when the company decided to step back in.

To help, IP is now giving the local school system thousands of dollars worth of furniture and supplies it no longer needs. School officials say there were dozens of cabinets and bookshelves as well as desks and chairs that showed up from International Paper.

Lawrence County School Superintendent Heath Grimes said that "they have donated a lot of paper, first and foremost, to take care of us for the next two to three years. 

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