Flambeau River Paper Mill Will Re-open

The Flambeau River paper mill in Park Falls, Wisconsin, that was abruptly closed in June and layed-off about 180 workers, is now calling back workers and will re-open.  The Company entered receivership earlier this year, but on July first a court approved a deal with a vendor to purchase an estimated 75-tons of pulp product per day.  That, combined with a loan of about $2-million also approved in court, will allow the mill to resume production. The mill has three paper machines.  For years, its major product was copy paper, but as demand has declined, it has increased production of specialty packaging materials and, more recently, of a pulp product it sells to other producers.