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Great Northern Paper Co. LLC in East Millinocket.

East Millinocket paper mill announces layoffs affecting 212 workers

Great Northern Paper Co. LLC laid off 212 of its 256 workers at its already idled Main Street facility on Thursday as it struggles to overcome high energy and production costs. Forty-four employees will continue to work on cost reduction initiatives and keep needed systems running …

New chief nursing officer chosen for Down East Community

Rob Janssen, RN, BSN, CEN has assumed the position of chief nursing officer at Down East Community Hospital in Machias. Janssen joined DECH in 2010 as a nursing supervisor, and was promoted to nurse manager of the Emergency Department and Cardiac Rehabilitation shortly after arrival. He later became interim chief …
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East Millinocket lays off 4 town workers in response to mill’s nonpayment of tax debt

Town leaders have laid off four town workers and rewritten a job description for a fifth due to Great Northern Paper Co. LLC’s nonpayment of its $657,900 property tax bill, officials said Thursday. Two full-time Police Department positions, a part-time fill-in and a full-time “floater” in …
Thermogen Industries, a subsidiary of Cate Street Capital, supplied a rendering of its proposed torrefied wood facility at the Katahdin Avenue paper mill site in Millinocket to the Town Council on April 25, 2012.

Millinocket Great Northern Paper buildings to be torn down to make way for industrial park

Most of the old Great Northern Paper Co.’s buildings will be razed as the new GNP and its parent company prep the Katahdin Avenue mill site for an industrial park, a company spokesman said Saturday. Cate Street Capital executives are keeping busy with the razing of six …
Workers from several construction firms worked Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 to prepare the Great Northern Paper Co. LLC site in Millinocket for a torrefied wood facility due to be built there next year.

Prep work under way at Millinocket’s torrefied wood facility

Construction activity at the site of what will be New England’s first torrefied wood machine has begun, workers said Thursday. Demolition work on the foundations of several buildings and other prep work at the Great Northern Paper Co. LLC mill on Katahdin Avenue ramped up this week …
Great Northern Paper Co. in East Millinocket in this January 2014 file photo.

Officials say Brookfield won’t agree to East Millinocket mill restart deal unless conditions met

The company that supplies electricity to the idled local paper mill won’t sign a revenue-sharing contract with the mill’s owner unless more conditions are met, likely delaying the restart of the facility, officials said this week. Despite the Legislature’s unanimous approval of a bill Wednesday that …
Richard Cyr, CEO of Great Northern Paper and senior vice president of Cate Street Capital  and other company executives visited Great Northern Paper Company's East Millinocket mill to meet with the media Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011.

‘It’s make or break’: East Millinocket mill to open Oct. 10

The new owners of the local paper mill toured the facility Wednesday for the first time since buying it last week and announced plans to start filling a full year of orders with 215 workers by Oct. 10. With more than 500 job applications to review …
Richard Cyr, Great Northern Paper Co.'s president and CEO, seen here in Sept. 2011, said Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, that the company plans to get a second paper machine up and running in East Millinocket, creating an additional 37 jobs.

East Millinocket paper mill plans to hire 37 more workers, start up second papermaking machine

Less than a year after its revival, the Great Northern Paper Co. plans to get a second paper machine up and running in East Millinocket, creating an additional 37 jobs, according to the company’s president and CEO. When the mill reopened its doors in October 2011, …
Peter Hanson

‘Philosophical differences’ led to Great Northern Paper president’s resignation, company says

EAST MILLINOCKET | Exactly a week after he said that Great Northern Paper Co. LLC didn’t regard Roxanne Quimby’s proposed 70,000-acre national park a threat to his industry, Peter Hanson is no longer GNP’s president, company officials announced Tuesday. Hanson resigned on Monday as a result of what company …
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins

Collins, King, Michaud to meet with Great Northern Paper owners over layoffs, mill plans

EAST MILLINOCKET | U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud are scheduled to meet with the owners of the Great Northern Paper Co. mill on Wednesday to see how they can help restore 212 jobs lost there in what company officials have described as …
Gov. Paul LePage (second from left) shakes hands with employees at Great Northern Paper company in East-Millinocket after a press conference in Oct. 2011.

LePage signs bill to help restart East Millinocket mill

Gov. Paul LePage has signed into law a bill that would allow electricity sales to restore at least 200 jobs and re-energize a local paper mill, his spokeswoman said Tuesday. “This is a step in the right direction so that both parties can come to an …
The Katahdin Paper Co. mill in East Millinocket, as seen in this April 28, 2009 file photo.

GNP to halt East Millinocket mill’s production for up to 16 weeks as company retools

High production costs and plummeting market prices have forced Great Northern Paper Co. LLC to halt production at its Main Street mill for as many as 16 weeks as the company creates a new business plan. The temporary shutdown commenced when the afternoon shift finished Thursday, …
Workers from several construction firms worked on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, to prepare the Great Northern Paper Co. LLC site in Millinocket for a torrefied wood facility.

Cate Street changes ‘whole nature’ of Millinocket pellet plant proposal

A New Hampshire investment company has changed the “whole nature” of its proposal to build New England’s first torrefied wood facility at the former Great Northern Paper Co. mill, leaving unclear the status of the $25 million state bond backing the project, officials said Thursday. Cate Street …
People stand in the hallway while listening to an East Millinocket Board of Selectmen meeting on Monday evening at the town office.

East Millinocket leaders express confidence that mill will restart

Town leaders promised to limit spending as much as possible and expressed confidence Monday that the Main Street paper mill — the town’s largest single taxpayer — would rebound from a production stoppage that began last week. Town Administrative Assistant Shirley Tapley said she planned to …
The East Milloinocket paper mill is seen at night in February.

LePage optimistic that Katahdin mills will restart

AUGUSTA | Gov. Paul LePage is optimistic that a New Hampshire investor will close a deal to buy the two Katahdin region paper mills by midnight Thursday, putting several hundred people back to work, his spokeswoman said Wednesday. “We are getting very close to that deadline but we are …
This rendering, provided by Thermogen, depicts the approximate design of what the torrefied wood pellet plant in Eastport would look like.

Creditors pressing East Millinocket paper mill for payments

Cash flow problems at an East Millinocket paper mill have left the business’s owners months behind in some of their payments to vendors, officials said Wednesday. But a company official said that Cate Street Capital and its subsidiaries, Great Northern Paper Co. and Thermogen Industries, are hoping pending emergency legislation …
This shuttered paper mill in East Millinocket and the one in the Millinocket were purchased by New Hampshire investor Cate Street Capital earlier this month. Mill owners announced plans to hire another 225 workers and begin production there and in Millinocket as early as January 2013.

FAME grants $1 million loan to East Millinocket, Millinocket paper mills

The new Great Northern Paper Co. LLC will make its first property tax payments to East Millinocket and Millinocket shortly thanks to a $1 million loan from the Finance Authority of Maine, officials said Wednesday. “FAME is pleased to assist Great Northern Paper Co., which is a vital asset to …
The East Milloinocket paper mill is seen at night in February.

Katahdin unions support tentative deal with paper mills’ suitor

EAST MILLINOCKET | More than 400 union members helped clear what might be the last hurdle to restarting two Katahdin region paper mills by overwhelmingly supporting a tentative contract late Wednesday with a prospective investor, officials said. Under the five-year deal, Cate Street Capital would pay workers the same …
This shuttered paper mill in East Millinocket and the one in the Millinocket were purchased by New Hampshire investor Cate Street Capital earlier this month. Mill owners announced plans to hire another 225 workers and begin production there and in Millinocket as early as January 2013.

As LePage visits, paper mill owners say they will hire 220 more workers

The company hopes to restart the Millinocket mill’s production of glossy supercalendered paper.
The East Millinocket paper mill is seen in May.

Potential buyer of mills plans quick restart for ‘GNP’

EAST MILLINOCKET | A New Hampshire-based investor seeking to buy the two Katahdin region paper mills plans to call its mill-operating subsidiary “Great Northern Paper Co. LLC” — harking back to the mills’ origins — and invest $20 million to $25 million in the Main Street mill as soon …