Valdosta manufacturer lays off 150 - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Valdosta manufacturer lays off 150

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.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=bizcloses

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    Monday, September 11 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-09-11 07:27:29 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-09-12 06:42:09 GMT
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
  • Was Albany ready for Irma?

    Was Albany ready for Irma?

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:19 PM EDT2017-09-20 18:19:38 GMT

    Dougherty County residents earned high praise for their preparedness from the area's Emergency Management Agency Director, before and during Tropical Storm Irma.

    More >>

    Dougherty County residents earned high praise for their preparedness from the area's Emergency Management Agency Director, before and during Tropical Storm Irma.

    More >>
  • Albany leader has a personal stake in SWGA diabetes education

    Albany leader has a personal stake in SWGA diabetes education

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:16 PM EDT2017-09-20 18:16:24 GMT

    Commissioner Jon Howard said some of the highest diabetes rates in the city are found in his ward, and he is hosting a diabetes town hall meeting.

    More >>

    Commissioner Jon Howard said some of the highest diabetes rates in the city are found in his ward, and he is hosting a diabetes town hall meeting.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly