Closures and cutbacks in 2020

Dec 2020: Citing declining print volumes, Quad/Graphics closes three more plants
Dec 2020: Pixelle announces plans for Jay paper mill crippled by April explosion
Dec 2020: Amcor to close Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio label plant, cutting 108 jobs
Dec 2020: Valmet to temporarily lay off 372 employees due to low workload
Dec 2020: UPM has completed employee consultation processes
Nov 2020: Cascades announces the closure of its Laval plant
Nov 2020: Valmet to start co-determination negotiations for temporary lay-offs in Finland
Nov 2020: Arjowiggins to restructure Scottish mill
Nov 2020: Schweitzer-Mauduit closing N.J. facility; 98 jobs will be lost
Nov 2020: As revenue declines, Quad/Graphics closes four plants, eliminates 1,100 jobs in four states
Nov 2020: ND Paper will lay off Rumford millworkers as it changes production focus
Oct 2020: Pixelle Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Maine to lay off 67 more workers
Oct 2020: Borregaard ASA: Permanent closure of lignin production in South Africa
Oct 2020: Boise Cascade Company Announces WARN Act Notice at Elgin Plywood Facility
Oct 2020: Hamburger Containerboard to close KM1 board machine at Trostberg mill in Bavaria, Germany
Oct 2020: UPM Kaipola paper mill to be permanently closed during the last quarter of 2020
Oct 2020: Stora Enso completes co-determination negotiations at Hylte Mill in Sweden
Oct 2020: Stora Enso turns off paper machines at Oulu mill in Finland
Oct 2020: Cascades Announces Closure of Tissue Manufacturing, Converting at Ransom and Pittston Plants, PA
Oct 2020: WestRock to Reduce SBS Capacity by Approximately 200,000 Tons
Oct 2020: Job cuts: UPM seeks efficiency improvement in UPM Raflatac and in global functions
Sep 2020: Georgia-Pacific facility closing doors, leaving over 150 employees uncertain of future
Sep 2020: More layoffs at Maine Pixelle paper mill after blast
Sep 2020: Georgia-Pacific lays off 270 as disrupted natural gas supply halts containerboard production in Toledo, Oregon
Sep 2020: Stora Enso plans to shut down one standard newsprint paper machine in Sweden
Sep 2020: Kruger to permanently shut down pulp and paper production at Brompton mill in Canada
Sep 2020: SCA discontinues publication paper and invests in pulp production
Sep 2020: Mayr-Melnhof Karton announces realignment of cardboard and folding box production at Hirschwang site
Sep 2020: LSC Communications closing Kendallville, Indiana plant, 307 job losses expected
Aug 2020: SCA intends to invest in pulp production and initiates consultations to discontinue publication paper
Aug 2020: Paper cuts at UPM
Aug 2020: BC mill closing permanently
Aug 2020: WARN Notice: Domtar to lay off 308 Kingsport employees effective October 8
Aug 2020: WestRock to close Somerset, Ky. container plant
Aug 2020: Mohawk cuts announced
Aug 2020: Domtar to shutter paper machine work in Ashdown, Ark., transition to softwood and pulp production
Aug 2020: Domtar Corp. to close Port Huron, Mich. paper mill, eliminating about 200 jobs
Aug 2020: Following layoffs, Domtar Kingsport Mill closing, to be converted and reopen in 2023
Jul 2020: Work continues to secure future of Verso mill in Wisconsin Rapids as layoffs loom
Jul 2020: Duluth, Minnesota scrambles to find future for idled Verso mill
Jul 2020: Cascades to close Ontario containerboard packaging facility
Jul 2020: Greif to close Tonawanda, N.Y. industrial drum facility
Jul 2020: UPM Jyväskylä plywood mill to be permanently closed on July, 31
Jul 2020: Sappi to close PM2 at its Stockstadt mill in Germany
Jul 2020: Georgia-Pacific lays off 10 percent of workforce in Muskogee, Oklahoma
Jul 2020: Veritiv Corp. to restructure its business, cut 15% of salaried U.S. workforce
Jul 2020: Paper mills in Westbrook and Jay, Maine announce layoffs totaling 134 workers
Jul 2020: UPM permanently closes its Chapelle newsprint mill
Jul 2020: Ponderay Newsprint mill closure involves 148 permanent layoffs, state says
Jul 2020: Domtar's Kingsport mill to be idled through end of August
Jun 2020: Packaging Corp.: Jackson Mill Operations To Remain Temporarily Idled
Jun 2020: Georgia-Pacific to lay off 100 at Oregon mill
Jun 2020: Georgia-Pacific mill in Perry, Fla. laying off 150 workers
Jun 2020: Ponderay Newsprint shuts down paper mill in Usk, Washington
Jun 2020: Paper Excellence closing Mackenzie pulp mill
Jun 2020: Quinte West's 140-year forestry legacy ends
Jun 2020: Verso to lay off more than a quarter of its employees as its idles mills in Minnesota, Wisconsin
Jun 2020: UPM Plywood is planning to scale down plywood production in Finland
Jun 2020: Mercer International Inc. announces 30 days downtime at its Celgar mill
Jun 2020: Faced with less demand, Sappi Cloquet, Minn. mill temporarily laying off employees
May 2020: Cascades Announces Closure of the Brown Sheet Plant Facility
May 2020: Interfor laying off 130 workers at Gilchrist sawmill
May 2020: Verso Corp. laying off 59 workers at headquarters
May 2020: More production cuts for Canfor
May 2020: Georgia-Pacific plans to idle Cedar Springs, Ga. #3 machine two weeks
May 2020: Hamburger Containerboard postpones start-up of PM2 to September
May 2020: Georgia-Pacific plans to temporarily lay off 300 at Oregon facility
May 2020: WestRock temporarily laying off nearly 70 workers in Covington, Va.
May 2020: Södra ends furlough scheme at Mönsterås
May 2020: Graphic Packaging reports layoffs planned for June
May 2020: USG Cloquet, Minn. facility closes after COVID-19 spreads to three employees
May 2020: Cenveo Henrico, Va. facility closing permanently, laying off 184 workers
May 2020: Georgia-Pacific shuts down facility due to COVID-19; worker passes away
May 2020: Norpac cuts staff, cuts production due to 'significant' change in orders
May 2020: Resolute Forest Products lays off more than 1,000 because of COVID-19
May 2020: Georgia-Pacific announces it is 'ceasing operations' at lumber facility in DeQuincy, Louisiana
May 2020: Conifex extends temporary production curtailment at Mackenzie sawmill for four weeks
May 2020: Greif Ceasing Operations in La Palma, CA
Apr 2020: Södra ends short-time working at Orrefors facility
Apr 2020: Domtar to temporarily lay-off 60 employees at Rothschild mill
Apr 2020: Domtar Provides Update on Capacity Reduction Plan to Address Ongoing COVID-19 Business Conditions
Apr 2020: Truckers, loggers lose business after paper mill explosion
Apr 2020: Arauco to permanently close facility in South Carolina
Apr 2020: UPM Blandin paper mill shuts down amid virus
Apr 2020: Graphic Packaging to close Michigan mill, Louisiana containerboard machine
Apr 2020: Paper Excellence Canada Announces Temporary Curtailments
Apr 2020: LSC Communications announces temporary layoff of nearly 400 at Wisconsin facility
Apr 2020: PotlatchDeltic temporarily suspends production at Idaho plywood plant due to COVID-19 pandemic
Apr 2020: Norske Skog curbs output at Saugbrugs and Tasman paper mills due to COVID-19 pandemic
Apr 2020: Swanson Group plywood mill laying off 300 workers in Douglas County, Oregon due to coronavirus
Apr 2020: Canfor Corporation Announces Additional COVID-19 Capacity Reductions
Apr 2020: SCA Ortviken paper mill enters discussions on temporary layoffs
Apr 2020: Citing Northern Pulp closure, Nova Scotia sawmill to shut down, throwing 150 out of work
Apr 2020: Short-time working at Södra's harbour operations
Apr 2020: Mercer International announces downtime at its JV Cariboo mill in Canada
Apr 2020: Boise Cascade to reduce plywood and EWP production over coming weeks
Apr 2020: Quad/Graphics furloughs employees, temporarily cuts salaries and suspends operations at several plants
Apr 2020: West Fraser Timber further cuts production amid continuing COVID-19 pandemic
Apr 2020: Domtar Announces Temporary Idling of Paper Capacity to Address COVID-19 Related Business Impact
Apr 2020: Columbia pulp mill suspends production, lays off many
Apr 2020: COVID-19: Conifex Timber to temporarily curtail operations at Mackenzie sawmill for two weeks
Apr 2020: Temporary furloughs at Södra Wood
Apr 2020: PCA Announces Plans to Take Economic Downtime at its Jackson, Alabama Uncoated Freesheet Mill
Apr 2020: RRD Announces Actions to Address Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic
Apr 2020: J.D. Irving Nova Scotia facility closed following new COVID-19 cases
Apr 2020: COVID-19: Kruger Announces the Temporary Shutdown of its Brompton Mill
Mar 2020: Weyerhaeuser provides COVID-19 business update
Mar 2020: COVID-19: Norske Skog provides Operational Update
Mar 2020: Louisiana-Pacific Says Reduced 2020 Capital Expenditure Plans By 50%
Mar 2020: Canfor Pulp Products Inc. Announces COVID-19 Response Measures, With Production and Spending Cuts
Mar 2020: West Fraser Announces Additional COVID-19 Production Cuts
Mar 2020: Due to COVID-19. Norbord announces big production cuts
Mar 2020: Resolute to reduce capacity in wood products and paper segments due to COVID-19
Mar 2020: Due to COVID-19, Sappi declareds force majeure on the Vulindlela expansion, upgrade project at Saiccor Mill
Mar 2020: Huhtamaki announces temporary layoffs amid coronavirus pandemic
Mar 2020: Klabin suspends work and assembly of Puma II due to the coronavirus
Mar 2020; Port Hawkesbury Paper cutting wood deliveries due to declining markets, COVID-19
Mar 2020: West Fraser Announces COVID-19 Pandemic Response Plan
Mar 2020: Interfor: Coronavirus leading to production cuts, capital expenditure reductions
Mar 2020: Lecta halts production at Italy mill due to coronavirus
Mar 2020: IT Tech Packaging,Returns to Production Following the Strict Measures for the Control, Prevention of Covid-19
Mar 2020: Paper Production at Catalyst Crofton Still Hampered by Malware
Mar 2020: Old Town pulp mill idled for several weeks so ND Paper can make equipment upgrades
Mar 2020: Weyerhaeuser closes its Seattle headquarters 'out of an abundance of caution'
Mar 2020: Paper Excellence Canada IT Incident Update
Feb 2020: Borregaard ASA: Lignin production at LignoTech Ibérica stopped
Feb 2020: Boise Cascade to cease production at Roxboro, North Carolina facility
Feb 2020: Computer malware stalls operations at Vancouver Island pulp mills
Feb 2020: Paper Excellence pulp and paper mill in B.C. faces 30-day closure due to lack of wood
Feb 2020: Arauco Eugene, Oregon mill to close, lay off 84
Feb 2020: Sun Paper Project in Doubt as Arkadelphia Site Is Groomed for Other Prospects
Feb 2020: Finnish paper workers' union agrees pay deal, ends strike
Feb 2020: Update on the Paper Workers' Union strike in Finland
Feb 2020: Lenzing producing at 80% of capacity in China, prepared for plant shutdown
Feb 2020: Arauco cutting jobs with line closure
Jan 2020: UPM opens consultation process for potential closure of its Chapelle newsprint mill; continuing sales process
Jan 2020: Louisiana Pacific N.C. facility losing first of 2 press lines in late March
Jan 2020: Georgia-Pacific Announces Closure of Cuba, Missouri Facility
Jan 2020: LSC Communications plans to close three facilities
Jan 2020: Northern Pulp cuts down on operations to enable safe closure of mill
Jan 2020: Mondi: Job losses as packaging firm plans facility closures
Jan 2020: Kelowna's Tolko sawmill shuts its doors for good
Jan 2020: WestRock facility to close doors; 68 jobs terminated