Jay mill to permanently idle paper machine, not rebuild pulp mill

A section of the Androscoggin Mill is heavily damaged in April when a pulp digester explodes. Pixelle Specialty Papers announced Wednesday it will not rebuild its pulp mill and will permanently idle its third paper machine. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal file photo

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JAY — The owner of the Androscoggin Mill announced Wednesday that it will not rebuild a wood pulp digester that exploded April 15 and will permanently shut down one paper machine idled by the blast.

Alan Ulman, spokesman for Pixelle Specialty Solutions based in Pennsylvania, said the decision is part of its long-term strategy to continue manufacturing specialty papers on its other two machines and utilizing more than 250 full-time employees.


Source: Sun Journal


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