Grays Harbor Paper Co. Shuts Down; 240 Employees Out of Work
After years of struggling to stay profitable in the current economy, Grays Harbor Paper Co. finally folded Thursday. Grays Harbor Paper employs about 240 people, who help produce copy and printing paper for businesses and organizations across the Northwest, including the City of Seattle, City of Portland, and Nike. Potentially all will be laid off.
The president of the company, Patrick Quigg, announced the Hoquiam mill will shut down, effective immediately.
The high price of raw materials, and decreased demand are blamed for the closure.