International Paper http://apr.org en Hard Times at the Mill: International Paper to Close Courtland Facility http://apr.org/post/hard-times-mill-international-paper-close-courtland-facility <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><strong>A north Alabama county is about it lose its biggest employer.&nbsp;&nbsp;International Paper says it’s closing the paper mill in Lawrence County after forty three years of operation. After the first round of layoffs we take a look at how the town of Courtland and the residents are doing.</strong></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:14:24 +0000 Stan Ingold 44471 at http://apr.org Hard Times at the Mill: International Paper to Close Courtland Facility Severance Plan Outlined In Ala. IP Plant Closure http://apr.org/post/severance-plan-outlined-ala-ip-plant-closure <p></p><p>United Steel Workers officials have detailed the severance package their members will be given in the International Paper Courtland Mill closure.</p><p>Union officials told the Florence TimesDaily that their more than 800 members at the plant will be given a $2,000 check up front and 1 and a half week&#39;s pay for every year they&#39;ve been employed with the plant.</p><p>President of Local 1161, Bill Sneed, says members were receptive to the negotiated package, although many are still shocked the plant is closing.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:02:06 +0000 The Associated Press 39396 at http://apr.org Severance Plan Outlined In Ala. IP Plant Closure Gov. Bentley Says State Has Few Options In Mill Closing http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-says-state-has-few-options-mill-closing <p></p><p>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said that the state is continuing to talk with International Paper about the future of its Lawrence County facility. However, company officials haven't indicated that there's anything the state can do to keep the 1,100-employee plant open.</p><p>International Paper announced last week that it will close the north Alabama mill because of declining demand, a move that will affect more than 1,100 jobs in the Tennessee Valley.</p><p>The Memphis, Tenn.-based company said the plant in Courtland will shut down by early 2014.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:43:42 +0000 The Associated Press 38064 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Says State Has Few Options In Mill Closing IP Closing Alabama Mill, 1,100 Jobs Affected http://apr.org/post/ip-closing-alabama-mill-1100-jobs-affected <p></p><p>International Paper says it is closing a mill in north Alabama, a move that will affect 1,100 jobs. The Memphis, Tenn.-based, company said Wednesday the plant in Courtland will shut down by early 2014.</p><p>The mill makes a type of paper that's used in magazines, forms, copiers and printers. International Paper says demand is down as customers switch to online publications and electronic billing and record-keeping.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:16:30 +0000 The Associated Press 37702 at http://apr.org IP Closing Alabama Mill, 1,100 Jobs Affected