In Hutchinson, Sonoco is closing its paper mill, a staple in the city since 1909. With the mill go 116 jobs in the city. The reasoning for the shutdown hasn’t been disclosed, but it’s another economic blow to an area already impacted by recent layoffs.
“Sonoco has been a long-time employer in the Hutchinson community for over a century, so these jobs were engrained in the DNA of our community,” said Hutchinson Chamber CEO Debra Teufel. “One of the things that we immediately went to work doing was making sure that we had a way to reach out to the job seekers.”