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By Mike Qualls
Special to the Ledger 

Temple ceases operation


June 6, 2019

On Tuesday, Georgia-Pacific officials told employees at Temple, a particle board plant in Monroeville, that the company’s composite panels segment will cease production operations in 60 to 90 days. Temple currently has 95 employees.

GP also announced it will shut down the Hope Particle Board Plant in Hope, Arkansas in 60 to 90 days, and the company has decided not to rebuild its particle board plant in Thomson, Ga., which was severely damaged by fire recently.

According to GP spokesman Rick Kimble, “Demand for particleboard remains flat and new mills from other producers will increase c...

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