Holly Hill plant closing, taking 100 jobs

Roseburg Forest Products has announced that it is closing down a Holly Hill plant and eliminating 100 jobs.

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Here's a bit more about it from a press release:
According to Vice President of Composite Manufacturing Darrell Keeling, “Poor demand for our products, coupled with escalating raw material and energy costs have forced this unfortunate decision.” Keeling noted that the company will re-evaluate the closure in three to six months, reviewing its ability to re-start the facility.

The closure affects just over 100 employees, who are eligible to work in other RFP facilities and to apply for retraining benefits. “We understand that this action places a burden on our people, their families, and our community,” said Keeling. “We will do everything we can to help people with this transition.”

Less than stellar news these days.

The Charleston Regional Business Journal has some more details.

Thanks to The Post and Courier for tipping us off.

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