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November 13, 2007

Valdosta - A company is downsizing in Valdosta, putting 150 out of a job.

Weyerhaeuser, a wood manufacturer, say the lay offs are effective immediately leaving only 100 at their Valdosta facility.

They say they are reducing production because of the decline in the housing industry but hope the lay offs will only be temporary.

"Our indication is that they aren't permanently laying off employees but they are putting them on a six month reprieve where they'll have the option to bring them back if the housing market turns around," says Brad Lofton of the Industrial Authority.

Officials with the Industrial Authority say over 1,000 new manufacturing jobs have been created in the county since January, so they don't believe these experienced workers will have a hard time finding a new job.

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