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tickfawtiger
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Killian LA
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re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
Worked as a supplier to this mill for some time,and their administration was packed with arrogant 'gimmee,gimmee,gimmee' a-holes...particularly purchasing. By far my most difficult customer !


Hammertime
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re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
They were looking for workers there all of last year. Sucks for the new hires


jennyjones
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re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
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They were looking for workers there all of last year. Sucks for the new hires


Very much sucks. I know a couple of guys that just relocated themselves and families in the last year for planner jobs.(they had a lot of turnover in those positions)



Cash
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Vail
Member since Feb 2005
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re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
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Sucks for the new hires


Very much sucks. I know a couple of guys that just relocated themselves and families in the last year for planner jobs


The new hires were not exactly turning down ExxonMobil, Marathon and BASF. They went to GP because that's all they could get.


jennyjones
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re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
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The new hires were not exactly turning down ExxonMobil, Marathon and BASF. They went to GP because that's all they could get.


That makes sense especially for those already in BR area.

For those recruited from outside of the area, they probably were not privy to the bs going on . That’s probably also why GP had to bring those people in from other areas


Cash
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re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
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For those recruited from outside of the area, they probably were not privy to the bs going on . That’s probably also why GP had to bring those people in from other areas


GP has not exactly been paying top dollar. If you relocated from outside the area it was because you didn't have better options.

There are a lot of jobs out there for experienced people with backgrounds in process, mechanical, electrical, planning, etc. I understand it's a kick in the teeth to be lose your job. I'm sure most of these people will walk around in a daze for quite a while. However, in a year many of these people will say this was the best thing that ever happened to them. They never would have left that cease pool had they not been pushed out. I've been there.


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Ralph_Wiggum
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re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
Yeah any company owned by the Koch Brothers must suck. Sad irony in that conservatives are shutting down a plant in state that reliably supports Republicans in presidential elections, the House, and Senate.


tigerinthebueche
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re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
Probably doesn’t have anything to do with the union slugs who are employed there right? Or the market? Or digital advances that change those markets?

Must be all on the Koch brothers.


Hammertime
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re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
At least for the engineers, you had to have experience working in a similar manufacturing facility (plywood/paper/containerboard). They were looking for very specific people. I never got hired on, despite spending time in almost every big mill that dealt with wood and wood products in LA and MS, and knowing the ins and outs of the operation and industry.

I actually wanted to work in that industry


Icansee4miles
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re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
Yet the Together Baton Rouge terrorists take the microphone at the Metro Council meeetings and say industry will never leave the area due to the river and infrastructure as they urge the Council and School Board to pluck and cook the golden goose by denying requests under the ITEP that Governor Honor Code screwed up. What’s distressing is that the members that want to do the plucking have to see all the shuttered plants on Scenic Highway north of I-110. River and infrastructure didn’t stop them from shutting down and going away. The people that actually live in Baton Rouge and plan to do so going forward need to run these paid hired guns from out of town back where they came from.


teke184
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Zachary, LA
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
I’ve heard their workers complain about the way they’ve run it since buying it, but more complains about the a-hole manager they sent to supervise it and “change the culture”.

An inability or unwillingness to remove a problem manager still falls on ownership.


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tommy2tone1999
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re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
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choupiquesushi
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re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
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Yet the Together Baton Rouge terrorists take the microphone at the Metro Council meeetings and say industry will never leave the area due to the river and infrastructure as they urge the Council and School Board to pluck and cook the golden goose by denying requests under the ITEP that Governor Honor Code screwed up. What’s distressing is that the members that want to do the plucking have to see all the shuttered plants on Scenic Highway north of I-110. River and infrastructure didn’t stop them from shutting down and going away. The people that actually live in Baton Rouge and plan to do so going forward need to run these paid hired guns from out of town back where they came fro
are sure sign that some is either A; lying or B: clueless is how many times they say UHHH, UHMMM or you know when speaking ... the mayor/president talk yesterday was uhhh ummm laden...


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tommy2tone1999
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St. George, LA
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re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
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Yet the Together Baton Rouge terrorists take the microphone at the Metro Council meetings and say industry will never leave the area due to the river and infrastructure


Funny thing is this mill relies on neither. They get their process water from wells, and they do not have docks. Seems logical that this would be the first business to pull up stakes.
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LSUFanHouston
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re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
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Yet the Together Baton Rouge terrorists take the microphone at the Metro Council meeetings and say industry will never leave the area due to the river and infrastructure as they urge the Council and School Board to pluck and cook the golden goose by denying requests under the ITEP that Governor Honor Code screwed up.


These new rules are only for new exemptions. Was the plant planning some sort of new expansion / new equipment that would have warranted an exemption?

If not, your comment is baseless.


Revelator
Member since Nov 2008
34858 posts

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




Thanks man. I'm praying for you guys too.


rbrous9
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Zachary
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re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
Who is the plant manager?


NolakcbrTiger
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re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
Prayers up for you and everyone else!


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Supermoto Tiger
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re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
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Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down

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layoff of some 650 workers at the plant

Thats a lot of people out of work. The trickle down will have a negative effect on a lot of sectors of our local economy.


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Mudminnow
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re: Paper Mill in Port Hudson partially shutting down
For those 650 workers in Zachary, what are their other options for work there?


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