Weyerhaeuser to Close Honolulu Box Plant

HONOLULU (KHNL) --  One of the world's largest forest products companies is shutting its doors permanently in Honolulu.

About 85 workers will lose their jobs when Weyerhaeuser Company closes its packaging facility.

Company officials say they will help employees find new jobs.

"We fully understand the significant impact of this decision on our employees, customers, suppliers and the community, and we will work constructively in the weeks ahead to alleviate these impacts as much as possible," said Ed Carter, Weyerhaeuser Containerboard Packaging and Recycling sales vice president.

Employees will also receive a benefits package.

Weyerhaeuser has been in business for 50 years in Hawaii.