Poliquin Cheers Reopening of Old Town Mill, 100+ New Jobs
OLD TOWN, Maine – In another big win for Maine’s forest products industry, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) applauded the announcement of the purchase and reopening of the Old Town Mill by ND Paper. ND Paper estimates the reopened mill will create more than 100 jobs in the area. ND Paper recently purchased the Rumford Paper Mill and is investing and expanding the operations there.
“With lower taxes and less red tape, Maine’s economy is continuing to grow, including today’s tremendous investment which will create more than 100 jobs in Penobscot County,” said Congressman Poliquin. “I’m extremely excited about today’s news, one of many big wins for Maine’s economy and our forest products industry during the last few years. As our economy continues to expand and the unemployment rate continues to drop, there will be more and more good opportunities and jobs for Maine workers. I look forward to continuing to work with ND Paper during this process and I thank them for continuing to invest in Maine.”
Group Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (North America) Ken Liu added, “The acquisition of the Old Town pulp mill is an outstanding expansion of our presence in the State of Maine. While this investment clearly supports ND Paper’s strategic fiber sourcing initiatives, we’re simply thrilled for the opportunity to create new, high-paying jobs in Penobscot County.”