PotashCorp White Springs announces operational and workforce changes
White Springs Agricultural Chemicals, Inc (PotashCorp White Springs) announced today that it will permanently close the Suwannee River chemical plant – one of two plants at the White Springs facility – during the second half of 2014. Initial closure activities will result in an immediate reduction of approximately 250 people. Final closure in 2014 will result in an additional reduction of approximately 100 people, a cumulative reduction of approximately 50 per cent from current levels.
According to Mike Williams, PotashCorp White Springs public affairs manager, the approximate 250 employees were notified Tuesday of their immediate job loss, however, those employees will be paid and receive benefits until February.