Bemis Packaging cuts 100 jobs


One day after Bemis Packaging announces it's closing its doors in Longview, the city says they will bounce back from the loss.

Bemis employs more than 100 people. The company is in the midst of a corporate-wide consolidation.

Susan Gill, Longview Economic Development Corporation, said there are plenty of other local manufacturing jobs for Bemis employees to go to.

"We've got a list of employers that are interested in that kind of skilled employee," Gill said. "So in the future they'll have some other opportunities in the area."

The first round of layoffs are expected to begin in February with the entire plant closing down at the end of April.

Source: CBS 19