Paper Mill To Cut Jobs

Paper Mill To Cut Jobs

There are 39 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Sep 9, 2008, titled Paper Mill To Cut Jobs. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

International Paper Company announced Tuesday it will shut down one of its paper machines and eliminate 60 jobs in Oklahoma.

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GRR

Pawnee, OK

#1 Sep 9, 2008
There has got to be more then 60 jobs there.. This place is HUGE! We have a family reunion at Raymond Gary state park, very close to this place.. They bought alot of the familys property along the Texas border. we had 968 acres they bought more then 150 of them, what are they gonna do with all that?? This is sad, not alot of JOBS in that area..
Jimbo

Tulsa, OK

#2 Sep 9, 2008
Hope their not making charmin.

“To Thine Own Self Be True”

Since: Feb 08

Lost City

#3 Sep 9, 2008
They said just one paper machine, not the whole plant.
candymans lady

Pawnee, OK

#4 Sep 9, 2008
Why would you shut down one machine and then send customers needs to other mills. That makes no since. Why would you put 60 people out of work when there is still a need for the produce being made on that particular machine? I am confused, maybe because I am a blonde???????

Since: Apr 08

Tulsa, OK

#5 Sep 9, 2008
candymans lady wrote:
Why would you shut down one machine and then send customers needs to other mills. That makes no since. Why would you put 60 people out of work when there is still a need for the produce being made on that particular machine? I am confused, maybe because I am a blonde???????
That machine alone could cost well up to 100k, I am not sure how much those machines cost just a figure. It depends, they may not have had the money to buy or repair or keep repairing that same machine.
Coasters

Tulsa, OK

#6 Sep 9, 2008
wow more jobs lost in the Tulsa Area... Are we in a recession?
John

Tulsa, OK

#7 Sep 9, 2008
Coasters wrote:
wow more jobs lost in the Tulsa Area... Are we in a recession?
Read it again, this is in Valliant, OK, Southeast corner of Oklahoma.
100K Please

Wichita Falls, TX

#8 Sep 9, 2008
"APitNmdNaniBones wrote
That machine alone could cost well up to 100k, I am not sure how much those machines cost just a figure. It depends, they may not have had the money to buy or repair or keep repairing that same machine."
That machine alone cost $5 million easily, and that is only for material. Not to mention the labor costs!

Since: Apr 08

Oklahoma City, OK

#9 Sep 9, 2008
100K Please wrote:
"APitNmdNaniBones wrote
That machine alone could cost well up to 100k, I am not sure how much those machines cost just a figure. It depends, they may not have had the money to buy or repair or keep repairing that same machine."
That machine alone cost $5 million easily, and that is only for material. Not to mention the labor costs!
Did u not read the part that says I AM NOT SURE HOW MUCH THOSE COST THAT IS JUST A FIGURE? Guess not.
custard

United States

#10 Sep 9, 2008
well folks, done in south east okla. the paper and lumber company own about 3 million acres. that is the company you are talking about, It was recently purchased by INTENATIONAL PAPER FRON THE WEYHAUSER CO FOR SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS. This buyout incled the sawmills and Rail Road and about 3 million acres of land. I believe the CHINESE have a stake in the buyout,(part ownership)After every buyout such as this there is always big layoffs. The company will try to recoup their money in this manner. Also they are gating thier roads to keep people from hunting and fishing, sight seeing, andother recreational purposes. Another thing is the forest has been mostly clear cut nad not planted back in large areas. I took a friend on a road trip through the area and he asked me what happened to the forest. He thought it had been devasted by something as he had never seen clearcutting before. I explained what had happened to the woods.they are now cutting down trees that people call lodge poles, This will not be the last layoff by INTERNATIONAL pAPERFOLKS. THE MILL AT wright city OKLA WILL BE NEXT, AS THERE IS NOT ENOUGH TIMBER TO SUPPLY ALL THE LUMBER MILLS AND PAPER MILL.
tom

San Antonio, TX

#11 Sep 9, 2008
the reason they are shuting it down is to save cost the guys there make 24-26 hr this is the highest paid papermill they can make the same product cheaper at the other papermills where them guys get 13-15 hr do a google search you will see

SRH

Since: Mar 08

Tulsa

#12 Sep 9, 2008
Well at least the company gave their employees notice. My husband worked at Georgia Pacific for 21 yrs and on June 9th they came in and told them to shut down and go home. No notice, no severance pay and two weeks later our ins. was canceled. We were on vacation at the time and had to turn around and go home and file for unemployment. It was a paper mill as well. It housed over 100 employees there. This plant was also a high paying job. Low end position starts out at around 18 an hr. my husband was at 25.00 an hr. not including shift differential and overtime with the 12 hr shifts.
Tom Jones

Sulphur, OK

#13 Sep 11, 2008
Well maybe some of them will come back down 2 earth. They think that they are so much better than us common folks because they make big dollars. Even the kids act so high society.
ignertbliss

United States

#14 Sep 12, 2008
Well without tree's what did ya'll expect ?

:)
custard

United States

#15 Sep 17, 2008
IN ANSWER TO TOM JONES. BEEN THERE TOM JONES, AND LEFT. MADE A BETTER LIVING ELSE WHERE. KNEW A FEW OF THE PAPER MILL EMPLOYEES IN VALLIANT. SOME OF THEM THOUGH THEY WERE ALITTLE BETTER THAN THE OTHER FOLKS THAT WORKED THE CHEAPER JOBS. EVEN IN SCHOOL THEIR KIDS THOUGHT THEY WERE BETTER THAN OTHERS. KNEW ONE THAT WAS AREAL SNOB. LOOKS LIKE OTHERS MAY BE LOOKING DOWN ON SOME OF THEM NOW. NO JOB!!!!!! ATHIN PAY CHECK MAKES A DIFFERENCE. AND LIKE INGERTBLISS SAID NO TREES!! ONLY LOCKED GATES AN'T THAT RIGHT INGERTBLISS.
High Society

Dublin, GA

#16 Sep 24, 2008
Tom Jones wrote:
Well maybe some of them will come back down 2 earth. They think that they are so much better than us common folks because they make big dollars. Even the kids act so high society.
This is Valliant Oklahoma we are talking about! Who is high society there? In reply to your comment regarding the workers being better than you "common folk", grow up. My dad worked there for 20+ yrs, he worked extremely hard for every dime he earned and he nor my family every thought that we were better than anyone else. Some of the men that are losing their jobs have worked there for over 20 yrs and they have families to support! I guess you would prefer that they sit at home and draw a check from the huge amount of taxes I pay. Now thats high society!
Coasters

Terlton, OK

#18 Sep 24, 2008
Maybe if you guys that worked there would take a pay cut...The companies could stay open...It's like in the automobile industry... they get paid such huge wages and they do not want anything cut ....that is one reason cars cost so much...also... they would sell more cars because of the lower cost of emmmm.....wow it's late I don't think this makes sense:(
High Society

Dublin, GA

#19 Sep 24, 2008
Joe wrote:
Whose going to make my rolling papers?
you roll your papers out of cardboard boxes?=)
what

Oklahoma City, OK

#20 Sep 24, 2008
Jimbo wrote:
Hope their not making charmin.
Please don't squeeze the Charmin.(Sorry. Just had to say it! LOL)
Steve

Tulsa, OK

#21 Sep 25, 2008
Would you be happy if the government cut your food stamps and welfare check? I think not...
Coasters wrote:
Maybe if you guys that worked there would take a pay cut...The companies could stay open...It's like in the automobile industry... they get paid such huge wages and they do not want anything cut ....that is one reason cars cost so much...also... they would sell more cars because of the lower cost of emmmm.....wow it's late I don't think this makes sense:(

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