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Several Norbord workers laid-off in Cordele

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

October 14, 2008

Cordele, GA (WALB) - The housing slump is causing a plant in Crisp County to reduce its workforce. Norbord's workforce has decreased by one full shift in the last several weeks.

The plant administration told us that equaled to about 13 people who either resigned or were laid off. They blame the mortgage meltdown and financial crisis that has hurt the building industry. The plant in Cordele employs about 190 people.

"We are trying to do what we can to bring industry in, help our local businesses who are needing assistance at this time, and those people looking for jobs.

"We are trying to help them get back to work. We have our technical college and Darton College here that also offers training," said Crisp County Chamber of Commerce President, Monica Simmons.

Despite a bit of bad news from Norbord, Crisp County is also gaining jobs through several development projects.

At Highway 300 and I-75 there is a new truck stop that will open soon, and a new shopping plaza under construction.

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