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G-P Corrugated Plant to Close in Buena Park

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According to a report Tuesday (February 9) by the Orange County Register, Santa Ana, Cali., USA, some 150 people will either lose their jobs or be finding new positions in the company as Georgia-Pacific (Atlanta, Ga.) closes its Buena Park corrugated product facility by September 1.

A representative said the company determined the facility was outdated and production would shift to its more efficient plant in La Mirada, about two miles away. The building was built in 1962, according to CoStar Group, a commercial real estate database and listing website.

"We continually evaluate our operations and the competitiveness of our facilities and made decisions based on the value we are creating," said Julia VanDeWater, manager of manufacturing communications. "The decision to close this particular facility was made after we thoroughly assessed the business and the quality of the equipment and the plants performance."

VanDeWater said some of the plant’s roughly 150 employees would find other jobs within the company and others would receive outplacement resources.

Georgia-Pacific owns the roughly 146,000 sq. ft. plant. The company plans to sell the building.

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