Posted by
Message
SirWinston
LSU Fan
PDX
Member since Jul 2014
42175 posts

re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
Koch Bros (owners of GP) also working to replace American jobs with unskilled foreigners. It's why they hated TRUMP so much and loved open border cucks like Paul Ryan.
This post was edited on 1/10 at 4:09 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
113
LSU2001
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2007
1430 posts

re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
Pretty much, my nickname out there was Big Daddy. My father was in maintenance and he retired when Koch took over and offered the early out packages. Just so happened that I destroyed my lower back out there so I went to LSU for undergrad and grad school. My injury turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I am much better off today than I would have been had I stayed at the mill.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
30
Brobocop
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2018
437 posts

re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
Revelator

Do you live in Zachary? Do you see that area getting hit hard by this?


Revelator
Member since Nov 2008
34858 posts

re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
quote:

Revelator Do you live in Zachary? Do you see that area getting hit hard by this?


I live in Denham Springs, and yes, the Zachary area will be heavily affected in my opinion.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
30
EagleEye99
Auburn Fan
Member since Dec 2017
601 posts

re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
quote:

Yep. I just posted this


Sorry bro, frick that POS. Golden parachute I'm sure....for one of the biggest POS's I've ever met on the planet, SMGDH. I know a bunch of others who feel the same exact way...


EagleEye99
Auburn Fan
Member since Dec 2017
601 posts

re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
What I don't get with this whole situation, is why the mill invested a sh!tload of money into the assets they just announced closure of during the annual shut this past Oct/Nov of last year???? Makes one wonder how that makes walking around sense, but I'm sure they all will sleep well tonight.


Revelator
Member since Nov 2008
34858 posts

re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
quote:

Sorry bro, frick that POS. Golden parachute I'm sure....for one of the biggest POS's I've ever met on the planet, SMGDH. I know a bunch of others who feel the same exact way


He was a horrible manager with horrible people skills.
The week he was hired, we had a meet and greet and he told everyone present that he'd be the last manger at this mill, because if he didn't get us turned around, they were shutting the doors.
Well, he was partially right.


EagleEye99
Auburn Fan
Member since Dec 2017
601 posts

re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
quote:

He was a horrible manager with horrible people skills.
The week he was hired, we had a meet and greet and he told everyone present that he'd be the last manger at this mill, because if he didn't get us turned around, they were shutting the doors.
Well, he was partially right.



Yep, sounds just like that arrogant mf'er.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
40
jennyjones
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Apr 2006
6245 posts

re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
quote:

What I don't get with this whole situation, is why the mill invested a sh!tload of money into the assets they just announced closure of during the annual shut this past Oct/Nov of last year???? Makes one wonder how that makes walking around sense, but I'm sure they all will sleep well tonight.


Yep.... I was involved with several projects inside the plant. In the last 18 months, GP had brought in quite a few corporate reliability people to revamp several areas of the plant and dropped considerable money doing it. Doesn’t make much sense now


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
30
fallguy_1978
LSU Fan
Half mile from St George
Member since Feb 2018
10804 posts

re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
Sorry to hear that some of you could possibly be affected. That will certainly hurt that area. I hope everything works out for y'all.


Btrtigerfan
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
13122 posts

re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
quote:

Sorry to hear that some of you could possibly be affected. That will certainly hurt that area. I hope everything works out for y'all.


Ditto


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
Brummy
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Oct 2009
2605 posts

re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
quote:

The week he was hired, we had a meet and greet and he told everyone present that he'd be the last manger at this mill, because if he didn't get us turned around, they were shutting the doors.

My dad has worked in this unit for 30+ years, and I remember him telling me about this meeting. He thinks the guy is a complete joke and fraud.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
50
HogBalls
Arkansas Fan
Arkansas/Loozanna Line
Member since Nov 2014
2948 posts

re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
I work at y’all sister mill here in Crossett. It’s got all of us scared up here. Keep your head up brother....


EagleEye99
Auburn Fan
Member since Dec 2017
601 posts

re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
quote:

I work at y’all sister mill here in Crossett. It’s got all of us scared up here. Keep your head up brother....


Y'all better be with Arkansas EPD/EPA breathing down y'alls back as well as getting C3 running like it should and pulling some pulp to make bleached board At least y'all have a much better product mix with bleached board/tissue/towel vs fine paper/tissue/towel. Get'r'dun


HogBalls
Arkansas Fan
Arkansas/Loozanna Line
Member since Nov 2014
2948 posts

re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
Thanks man. If C3 doesn’t start running better we will be next.


TigerStripes06
Houston Astros Fan
SWLA
Member since Sep 2006
28305 posts

re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
Not laughing at the shut down. Laughing at the wording. Do they have an OCC plant for paper stock to continue production without a pulp mill?


EagleEye99
Auburn Fan
Member since Dec 2017
601 posts

re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
y'all have many good peeps there and can over come the issues facing the mill. Blocking/tackling on the fundamentals and all hands on deck in my opinion... Get all the machine broke out of the sewer, focus on odor (spills/releases in all areas), and y'all should be good. I know the EPA just handed down some mandates that were agreed to in regards to odor issues, but sounds like there is a plan.

I'd be concerned, but the bleached board capacity/product mix should keep y'all afloat from this type of situation for the foreseeable future. That mill = Crossett, AR, so everyone there should have vested interest to make things happen.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
Perrydawg
Georgia Fan
Middle Ga Area
Member since Jan 2014
2929 posts

re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
quote:

Do you even TAPPISAFE, bro?


Only GP Plany on Tappisafe is GP Crossett, alliance runs the training for GP PH. So you get to take the basic twice to go to Port Hudson. I got more Tappi cards in my truck than I care to count


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
01
EagleEye99
Auburn Fan
Member since Dec 2017
601 posts

re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
No, OCC is for recycled brown paper board. This is a fully bleached pulp facility making fine paper (copy paper) as well as tissue/towel. OCC does not have a place in this product mix.


EagleEye99
Auburn Fan
Member since Dec 2017
601 posts

re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
quote:

No, OCC is for recycled brown paper board. This is a fully bleached pulp facility making fine paper (copy paper) as well as tissue/towel. OCC does not have a place in this product mix.


Should also say that post consumer waste paper (the white brand of OCC/from paper shreading ops) doesn't work here either due to the fiber properties needed for premium tissue/towel. Lots of tissue is made with post consumer waste, but this is what you see in public facilities (the notorious "John Wayne" toilet paper...rough/tough don't take sh!te off no one). To make premium tissue/towel grades, a premium virgin fiber must be utilized...hence softness and absorbency characteristics. The best softness on toilet paper comes from specifically designed machines using typically eucalyptus pulp from South America due to fiber properties that no other wood species in NA has. Hence the shutdown of the backend of mill, because they can only substitute so much fiber to make the quality needed for the premium brands they are making.


first pageprev pagePage 6 of 9next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram