Crossett closing reverberations felt all over area

When the Georgia-Pacific hammer fell early last month, its reverberations were felt far and wide. Six weeks after the June 4 announcement G-P was “shutting down the equipment and processes supporting the bleached board operations at its Crossett facility as of October 2019” (according to the official news release from, some folks in the area still haven’t gotten their heads wrapped around its magnitude.

All over the region—including Monticello—people will be affected by this closure. In Southeast Arkansas, many have to drive long distances to find work out of necessity. That just got a little bit harder.


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