More layoffs to report in Eastern Carolina.
Domtar Corporation announced Monday that 185 people will lose their jobs at the end of February. Domtar is permanently shutting down one of the two paper machines at the plant in Plymouth, according to a press release.
The layoffs will affect various parts of the mill.
“Continued adverse economic conditions and the decline of fine paper orders require that we reduce our uncoated freesheet manufacturing capacity,” said John D. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of Domtar. “Plymouth employees have made commendable efforts over the years to keep their facility operating efficiently and I want to thank all affected employees for their hard work and dedication,” Mr. Williams said in a press release.
Domtar says the Plymouth mill will continue to operate two pulp lines, one pulp dryer and one paper machine.