KATAHDIN PAPER MILL OFFICALS TO MEET WITH GOV. BALDACCI TODAY.

Updated 6 years ago

MEANWHILE, GETTING THE PAPER MILL IN MILLINOCKET READY FOR WINTER IS TAKING A BIT LONGER THAN EXPECTED…..

SO SOME OF THE WORKERS ARE STAYING ON THE JOB A LITTLE LONGER…..

COMPANY SPOKESPERSON GLENN SAUCIER SAYS SO FAR 39 EMPLOYESS HAVE BEEN LAID OFF…..

ABOUT 2-HUNDRED ARE EXPECTED TO LOSE THEIR JOBS WHEN THE MILL CLOSES…..

BUT SAUCIER SAYS THE WINTERIZATION PROCESS HAS HIT A FEW EXTRA HURDLES ALONG THE WAY, SO MANY OF THE EMPLOYEES ARE STILL ON BOARD AND COULD BE FOR SEVERAL MORE WEEKS……

SAUCIER SAYS THE HE DOESN’T KNOW IF A TIMELINE TO RE-OPEN THE MILL WILL BE DISCUSSED AT TODAY’S MEETING WITH THE GOVERNOR, SINCE THERE ARE STILL A NUMBER OF STUDIES THAT NEED TO BE DONE AND FINANCING THAT NEEDS TO BE SECURED TO INSTALL A BIOMASS BOILER AT THE FACILITY…..

COMPANY OFFICIALS HAVE PREVIOUSLY SAID A NEW BOILER IS WHAT THEY NEED TO SAVE ENOUGH ON ENERGY COSTS TO RESTART THE MILL…..


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