July 20, 2018
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Maine governor to visit mill slated for shutdown

The Associated Press

BAILEYVILLE, Maine — Gov. John Baldacci is headed to Baileyville to talk about what the state can do to ease the impact of the closing of the Domtar Corp. pulp mill.

Montreal-based Domtar, the largest employer in Washington County, announced last week that the mill will shut down May 5, putting 300 people out of work. The company cited weak global demand for pulp, high inventory levels and depressed prices.

Baldacci plans to meet Monday with mill management, employees and town officials.

The governor has asked a paper industry expert from his office to work with Domtar to explore ways to keep the mill open.

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