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Posted by Greg Bunce on 1/12/2017, 10:26 am, in reply to "Quinnesec"
Yes, it's still running. Verso Paper came out of bankrupcty last July. They also acquired the mill in Escanaba when they bought New Page Paper in 2014. The mill in Quinessec is much newer dating from the 1980's so there has been speculation what will happen to the Escanaba mill. Quinnesec is also a non-union operation and I expect the company will use that to put the squeeze on the Escanaba employees.
The Quinnesec mill is switched by a contractor, I believe it is Railserve out of Georgia. The E&LS put in a bid to switch it, but was undercut on the price. It's easy to underbid when you pay small wages and no benefits.
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