The 91 employees at Temple-Inland’s Box Plant in Coosa were told that they would be out of work come December 21st. Now the employees have learned that their jobs will be gone December 1st. According to reports the union contract that covered the employees expires on December 1st, and instead of Temple Inland having to renegotiate the contract they are going to close the Box Plant. Employees will continue to be paid there regular salary through December 21st.
The sawmill and paper mill operated by Texas based Temple-Inland will not be affected by the move to close the Box Plant.