215 People Return to Work at East Millinocket Mill
The Great Northern Paper mill in East Millinocket is back open, againThe mill was purchased by Cate Street Capital in New Hampshire last month. A company spokesperson tells us 215 people returned to the site Monday. About 400 people lost their jobs when the mill shut down in April. The company plans to ship its first order of virgin newsprint overseas by early next month.The mill’s re-start was delayed by about a week because wet conditions in Maine’s forests created a lack of available wood. Cate Street is also planning to reopen the mill in Millinocket, which closed in 2008, but no date has been set.