Boise Cascade is laying off 58 workers¬ – about 20% of the workforce¬ – at its Alexandria engineered wood products plant in Lena, Louisiana.
The job cuts took effect from November 2 and company spokesman John Sahlberg said there was no provision for recalling the workers.
Mr Sahlberg said the plant’s production had suffered from the decline in the US housing market and the international problems in the economy.