Katahdin Paper Mill to Shut Down for a Month

Updated 5 years ago

The Katahdin Paper Mill in East Millinocket will shut down for close to a month, leaving more than 300 people out of work.Officials from Brookfield Asset Management, which manages the mill, say the shutdown is a result of a slowdown in orders.The mill is scheduled to close from April 9th to May 4th.The only workers who will be staying on during that time are maintenance staff. They’ll be doing routine repairs on equipment.Mill officials say it isn’t uncommon to have a shutdown in April, since it’s usually the slowest time of the year for paper orders.In February of this year, about 140 workers were temporarily laid off from the East Millinocket mill for about a month.That shutdown was also a result of an order shortage.


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