Bear Island newsprint manufacturing mill in northern Hanover County is being idled again

The Bear Island newsprint manufacturing mill, located just south of Kings Dominion in Hanover County, was sold last year to Cascades Inc., which plans to make recycled paper products there. JLL

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Less than a year after it reopened, the Bear Island newsprint manufacturing mill in northern Hanover County is once again being idled.

White Birch Paper Co., a Connecticut-based company that had restarted the mill last year after a previous shutdown in 2017, said Friday that it will cease production of newsprint at the plant effective immediately. The plant employs about 140 people.

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Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

 

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