Howie Hanson

Howie Hanson is Duluth's first and only full-time blogger (HowieBlog.com). Hanson is generally regarded as Duluth's 'most-connected' journalist and active community-builder. He recently developed and continues to operate a daily news and activities site for Duluth Public Schools. Read more about Howie Hanson.

Georgia-Pacific to close Duluth hardboard plant

Posted by: Howie Hanson Updated: August 21, 2012 - 1:59 PM

 

A long-time Duluth manufacturing company will shutter its local operation at the end of August, the BusinessNorth.com is reporting. Read more.

Meanwhile, Duluth Mayor Don Ness released the following statement regarding the news of the Georgia Pacific plant closure in Duluth:

"The news from Georgia Pacific is disappointing given previous assurances from the company that it would not close this plant. We will start working immediately to support new operations at the plant. Meanwhile, our focus will be on the workforce that will be displaced. This is unfortunate and untimely news for our community. I'm very disappointed by this decision."

Duluth Education

Duluth East Hall of Fame inaugural members, for induction this fall: Joe Berini (guidance counselor, coach), Betty Marciniak-Ahrendt (wrote lyrics to the school's fight song, The Birchen), Robert Mix (teacher), Joe Mrkonich (teacher, coach) and Denise (Holm) Olson (athlete).

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