PERRY, FL – Congressman Neal Dunn (Florida-02) released the following statement in response to Georgia-Pacific’s Perry Foley Cellulose mill closure announcement.
“Today’s Georgia-Pacific announcement is extremely disappointing. This closure impacts thousands of my constituents following a devastating hurricane, a time when communities need reliability and stability the most,” said Congressman Dunn. “What’s even more concerning is that Georgia-Pacific neglected to give local leaders ample notice so we can support Taylor County through this difficult time. They ought to be ashamed.”
Dunn continued: “I’ve known Koch Industries and Georgia-Pacific to be leaders in business with family values, but NONE of this displays ‘leadership’ or ‘family values’ to me. I will continue to press Koch Industries and Georgia-Pacific to get the answers and support the people of Florida’s Second Congressional District deserve.”
Background: Georgia-Pacific has announced the permanent closure of their Perry Foley Cellulose mill, stating “Various factors influenced this difficult decision." Approximately 525 jobs will be directly impacted by the decision to close the mill.