The #2 machine at Verso Paper was shut down at the beginning of November.
It was originally scheduled to re-open at the end of the month. Now a company spokesperson says that machine won’t start up again until the beginning of the new year.
Bill Cohen says market conditions are to blame for the delayed start up.
The #1 paper machine is also sitting idle for the next week, but Cohen says that’s part of a scheduled down time.
About 800 people work at the Bucksport mill.