Katahdin Mill to Close…Soon 

Company officials say they’ll fill customer orders before shutting down.

Then 208 people will lose their jobs indefinitely.

Company officials announced they would close the Millinocket facility in July. They said high oil prices were to blame.

Then it was announced that the closing would be delayed, and that work would begin to get a biomass boiler up and running to provide the needed energy.

A deal has not been made, and the company says they simply can not afford to continue doing business as long as oil is more than a hundred dollars a barrel.

For now they’re making plans to winterize the mill, so it’s protected through the cold months.