Shift Changes: Maine paper industry struggling
Earlier this week, Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Field Coordinator Dan Lawson shared a report about Maine’s paper industry that contained some unsettling news. According to Lawson, Maine’s once thriving paper has suffered some serious setbacks in the past few months.
For instance, Verso Paper recently announced that it will be permanently shutting down two of its groundwood paper machines at its Bucksport, Maine facility. According to theflyonthewall.com, the loss of these machines will reduce Verso’s coated groundwood capacity by about 10 percent, and will leave 125 workers unemployed.
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