Temple-Inland Inc is ending production of hardboard siding products at its fibreboard plant in Diboll, Texas, with the loss of 70 jobs, reports The Lufkin Daily News.
Jack C Sweeny, Temple-Inland’s Group VP, building products, said the products made at the fibreboard plant were heavily influenced by single-family housing starts, which were at their lowest rate since record keeping began in 1959.
In a statement, the company said it would continue to produce softboard products at the plant, retaining about 60 employees.