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updated 8:21 PM UTC, Aug 14, 2020

Potential Co-op Could Purchase Verso Paper Mill in Wisconsin Rapids

  • Written by Tyler Bue
  • Published in News

A potential buyer could come forward for the Verso Paper Mill in Wisconsin Rapids.

Rhinelander-based Great Lakes Timber Professionals is working on a plan that could save up to 900 jobs at the mill. Verso announced last month that it was halting production today (7/31). Wisconsin Rapids Mayor Shane Blaser says the group has started working on the plan. Blaser said, "Timber Professionals are looking to get together a co-op and potentially, hopefully, down the road make an offer to purchase the mill.” Blaser says he doesn’t know yet what the city’s contribution will be to the co-op but that they’ll do whatever they can to help.

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