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Pixelle's Paper Mill in Jay, Maine No Longer Making Paper

Pixelle paper mill in Jay, Maine. The truck gate at Pixelle Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Maine, is padlocked on March 9, a day after the mill’s last day of operations. Photo: Andree Kehn/Sun Journal.

By Steve Collins, Sun Journal

March 10, 2023 - An era came to an end Wednesday when the last paper mill in Jay ceased making paper.

From the time construction began on its first paper mill in 1892, turning a tiny village into an economic force, Jay has leaned on the industry for the livelihood of many of its residents.

But the only remaining mill in town, shattered by a devastating explosion three years ago, has closed down, as expected.

Alan Ulman, a spokesperson for owner Pixelle Specialty Solutions, said Thursday that paper production has ceased at the plant.

He said ”shut down activities” are still needed. “I don’t know exactly how long they will take.”

The full article can be found on the Sun Journal:

SOURCE: Sun Journal (Maine)

PaperAge editor's note: The Androscoggin mill in jay, Maine, had the capacity to produce approximately 425,000 tons of paper per year and produced flexible packaging papers, release liner base, specialty labels, kraft papers and linerboard.

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