Wausau Paper to cut back production schedule

Posted Oct. 11, 2008, at 12:50 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 6:17 a.m.

JAY, Maine — Wausau Paper plans to cut back from a seven-day to a five-day-a-week schedule on its No. 11 paper machine in Jay due to the economic slowdown.

The statement Friday night by Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mike Nelson follows the company’s announcement in August that it would shut down another paper machine, known as No. 10, by the end of the year, put-ting about 150 of its 235 workers out of a job. The No. 10 machine has been running a limited five-day schedule since spring.

Members of a state labor response team were at the Otis mill site this week to talk to workers about their options once they are laid off.