Plant shuts down newsprint production, cuts 150 jobs - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Working Together For You

Plant shuts down newsprint production, cuts 150 jobs

Posted: Updated:
The Resolute Forest Products plant near Charleston, TN. Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press The Resolute Forest Products plant near Charleston, TN. Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press

CALHOUN, TN (Times Free Press) -- The new owner of the paper mill in Calhoun, TN., is shutting down its newsprint machine and laying off 150 employees.

Resolute Forest Products, which merged with the former AbitibiBowater Inc. in 2007 and acquired the rest of the Calhoun mill it didn't already own earlier this week, announced the shut down of the newsprint operation today.

"The idling comes as a result of a decrease in demand for newsprint, coupled with high operating costs for the machine," the company said in a statement.

The Calhoun mill produced 215,000 metric tons per year and supplied newsprint for newspapers across the South, including the Chattanooga Times Free Press. A plant in Augusta, Ga., will now supply such newsprint.

Read more from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

  • NewsMore>>

  • CPD trying to identify CBC creeping tom

    CPD trying to identify CBC creeping tom

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:48:55 GMT
    The Chattanooga Police Department has yet to publicly identify the suspect wanted for allegedly planting a spy camera in public restrooms. Sunday, a male patron of downtown's Chattanooga Billiard Club came forward and gave police a pen shaped spy camera he claims to have found, hidden in the men's room. The camera reportedly contained multiple images of men, and in one instance, a child using the restroom. Police hav...More
    The Chattanooga Police Department has yet to publicly identify the suspect wanted for allegedly planting a spy camera in public restrooms. Sunday, a male patron of downtown's Chattanooga Billiard Club came forward and gave police a pen shaped spy camera he claims to have found, hidden in the men's room. The camera reportedly contained multiple images of men, and in one instance, a child using the restroom. Police hav...More
  • Thousands of Chattanooga drivers mailed speeding tickets

    Thousands of Chattanooga drivers mailed speeding tickets

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:44:18 GMT
    The City of Chattanooga is mailing out speeding tickets by the thousands. It's been four months since the city installed cameras around town. It's a move that sparked a lot of debate among local drivers.More
    The City of Chattanooga is mailing out speeding tickets by the thousands. It's been four months since the city installed cameras around town. It's a move that sparked a lot of debate among local drivers.
    More
  • Elderly driver crashes car into Habitat for Humanity Restore

    Elderly driver crashes car into Habitat for Humanity Restore

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:24:19 GMT
    A non-profit business in Cleveland aimed at helping others rebuild is temporarily closed.  This after an elderly driver reversed her car into the building, causing significant damaging.More
    A non-profit business in Cleveland aimed at helping others rebuild is temporarily closed.  This after an elderly driver reversed her car into the building, causing significant damaging.
    More
Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.