ASHDOWN, Ark. (AP) -- Domtar Corp. has announced plans to lay off 110 employees at its pulp and paper mill in Ashdown and permanently shut down one of its for paper machines at the mill.
The Montreal, Canada-based company said in a news release posted on its website Tuesday that the machine will be shut down by July 1. The company said it will have about 940 employees at the mill after the shutdown and will continue operating three fiber lines, a pulp dryer and three paper machines there.
Domtar President and CEO John Williams said in the release that the shutdown of the paper machine and the layoffs are due to a decline in demand for the company's uncoated freesheet paper.