NewPage Corp., the new owner of the former Stora Enso North America, announced today that it will permanently close papermaking operations in Niagara and one of three machines in Kimberly, laying off about 440 workers.
Gov. Jim Doyle said he will go to Niagara Friday to meet with workers and local officials.
“This is bad news for Niagara and Kimberly, the hardworking families who will be affected, and the entire State of Wisconsin,” Governor Doyle said.
“These are good jobs that are important to these communities and our entire state. I am committed to helping the Niagara and Kimberly communities and the hundreds of families who depend on the mill for their livelihood.
“I have directed my Administration to pursue all opportunities to assist the families who are now in transition and to work with local officials and business leaders to bring renewed economic development to the communities.”
See release: http://www.wisbusiness.com/index.iml?Article=115751