Posted by Melissa Burlaga
Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) Georgia Pacific spokesperson, Melodie Ruse, confirmed that the company's Duluth plant will reopen Saturday.
She said they are very pleased their employees will be able to go back to work.
150 workers at the Georgia Pacific hardboard plant in Duluth were the casualty of the Minnesota Government Shutdown.
Workers were sent home from the plant on West Railroad Street earlier this week because state inspections have been curtailed.
Under normal circumstances the DNR would issue a water use permit but because of the shut down, Georgia Pacific couldn't get the inspections it needs and was forced to shut down.
The plant uses water from Lake Superior to cool equipment.
Georgia Pacific, headquartered in Atlanta, makes commercial and residential building products.