Roxboro workers get word on pay

STAFF WRITERMay 16, 2009 

— About 150 employees at a Roxboro wood factory who have been out of work since December will receive two months' pay this summer, but it's unclear when the plant will reopen.

Georgia-Pacific Wood Products notified state regulators this week that it will pay the wages for 60 days, as required by a federal law known as the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. Once that period ends, those workers will have to find other jobs or resume collecting unemployment benefits.

The factory, about an hour north of Raleigh, makes walls, frames and other engineered wood products for new homes. It was mostly idled in December because of the housing slump, and most employees were temporarily furloughed, said manager Mike Golden.

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