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Georgia Gulf Permanently Idles Sarnia Plant

December 9, 2008

Georgia Gulf says it will permanently close its 450-million lbs/year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin facility at Sarnia, ON due to "continued weakening" in the housing and construction markets. The company had idled the plant earlier this month because of weak demand. "We operated the Sarnia facility as a swing plant with the intention of restarting production as soon as the markets recovered and demand improved," says Paul Carrico, president and CEO. "In light of the prevailing market conditions, we have made the difficult decision to...

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