Verso will be idling Wickliffe Mill indefinitely

The Verso paper mill in Wickliffe will be indefinitely idling according to a letter from the President and CEO.

The letter obtained by WPSD says they are idling the plant to reduce production capacity. The company says demand for coated paper in North America has declined over the last several years.

The Wickliffe Mill has one paper machine with the capacity to produce 280,000 tons of coated paper and 30,000 tons of dried market pulp.

The idling will begin in the fourth quarter of this year and will layoff approximately 310 employees.

President and CEO Dave Paterson says the company is looking at alternative manufacturing options for the mill.

A second mill in Androscoggin, Maine will have a pulp dryer and a paper machine shut down. That shut down will eliminate approximately 300 jobs.

You can read the full letter by clicking here.

Related Articles

Maria to cause dangerous currents along US coast Hurricane Maria is expected to soon create dangerous waves and strong rip currents along parts of the southeast U.S. coast as the Category 3 storm mov...
Praise The Lard celebrates 30 years of barbecue Seventy-nine of the best grill masters from around the globe have set up their grills in Murphysboro for the 30th annual Praise The Lard Barbecue Comp...
Missouri governor headed to China, South Korea Gov. Eric Greitens will begin his first trade mission Saturday when he and First Lady Sheena Greitens leave for China and South Korea, his office anno...
Illinois governor vetoes data privacy measure Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation requiring mobile applications that track user locations to get permission first and to outline how t...