MACON, GA, July 26, 2013 (Local News) -One man is dead and three others are injured after a crane accident at Graphic Packaging in Macon.
According to Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones, 21-year-old Johnathan Siroky of Fayetteville was crushed between the crane and the door of a trailer Saturday around 10:30 a.m.
The increase applies to Graphic Packaging's Omni-Kote, Pearl-Kote and Aqua-Kote SUS grades.
MeadWestvaco last week set a $50 price increase on its coated natural kraft (CNK) also called CUK effective Sept. 1.Read more
The firm has already started a 45-day consultation with the trade union Unite. According to the union, Graphic Packaging has proposed ceasing operations at the Gillingham facility by September 30. The shut would impact 170 jobs.Read more
The company started a 45-day consultation with union workers and said it would try to relocate some employees to other plants. The shut would impact 170 jobs.
Other company UK locations include Bristol and Leeds.Read more
The spur, which serves Graphic Packaging and Eagle Manufacturing, was in danger of being classified inoperable by Norfolk Southern Railroad until the West Virginia Public Port Authority, Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle and city of Wellsburg teamed with Eagle Manufacturing and Graphic Packaging to underwrite the repairs.Read more
"We really didn't have any preconceived notion of how the company would grow," said McCrocklin, the operating partner.
But now, with 80 employees and a myriad of customers to supplement their Graphic Packaging business, the owners knew it was time to invest in the future.Read more
"We had one heck of a month," port director Paul Trichel said at the Greater Ouachita Port Commission's meeting Wednesday. "We moved out 640 loads (by rail), when normally we would move 300 to 400."
The port's dominant customer is Graphic Packaging, which ships paper from the port to its customers in Japan.Read more