Roseburg, Springfield, Or., will permanently end operations at its Taylorsville, Ms., particleboard plant on Aug. 21, after agreeing to sell the facility to an unnamed forest products company for an alternate use.
Roseburg bought the plant from Georgia-Pacific in 2006. It is now among the oldest particleboard mills in North America, and the plant’s press equipment and technology have aged to the point that it can no longer compete with newer domestic particleboard mills and the influx of imported products.
The plant currently employs about 100 workers.
Roseburg will continue producing particleboard in Simsboro, La.