Verso Paper Mill Shutting Down for Extra Weeks

Verso Paper’s mill in Quinnesec usually shuts down for 2 weeks a year to maintain the building and repair the machines.

But this year, it’ll be 5 weeks of shutdowns instead of 2.

The company is citing the poor market conditions.

The first 2 weeks will be in late April and early May, as usual.

The other 3 will be spread out over the summer and fall.

The Memphis-based company doesn’t know how many employees will be affected, but they will have only a skeleton crew working during the downtime.