Verso Paper closes Sartell paper mill damaged by fire
SARTELL, Minn. (AP) — Verso Paper Corp. won't reopen the Sartell paper mill that was heavily damaged by a Memorial Day explosion and fire, putting nearly 260 people out of work, the company said Thursday.
The Memphis, Tenn.-based company said it based its decision on the length of time it would take to rebuild and on market challenges.
"The decision is not based lightly," Lyle Fellows, senior vice president of manufacturing for Verso, said at a news conference in Sartell.
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