Georgia-Pacific in Thomson to shut down permanently after massive fire

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Georgia-Pacific fire is going to be damaging for employees, but what about the local economy. (Source: WRDW Viewer)

THOMSON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- One week after a massive fire took the building, Georgia-Pacific in Thomson is shutting its doors for good.

According to officials, they will not be taking steps to rebuild the building.

About 100 employees will be affected by the decision, but the company says they will ensure all employees will be paid all earned wages and benefits.

The Department of Labor says those employees can contact their Rapid Response team for help. Contact them at (404) 232-3530 or email

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