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Re-Opened Old Town Mill To Resume Production Soon

After a four year hiatus, a mill in Old Town will soon be producing wood pulp again.

ND Paperis a wholly-owned subsidiary of China-based Nine Dragons Paper, which also owns a paper mill in Rumford. ND Paper purchased the mill in Old Town from OTM Holdings last October.

ND spokesperson Brian Boland says the mill plans to employ 130 workers including hourly and salaried.

“I think we have just a handful of remaining open positions, but it's been a great process,” Boland says. “We've had over a thousand applications for those roles so we're very, very fortunate to have a lot of interest.”

200 people were employed at the plant when it closed in 2015.

Ed is a Maine native who spent his early childhood in Livermore Falls before moving to Farmington. He graduated from Mount Blue High School in 1970 before going to the University of Maine at Orono where he received his BA in speech in 1974 with a broadcast concentration. It was during that time that he first became involved with public broadcasting. He served as an intern for what was then called MPBN TV and also did volunteer work for MPBN Radio.