Media Advisory: Governor LePage to Attend Groundbreaking Celebration at St. Croix Tissue in Baileyville, Friday, October 10

October 9, 2014

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Media Contact: Doug Ray, (207) 624-9802

Governor Paul R. LePage will participate in a groundbreaking ceremony at St. Croix Tissue Inc., in Baileyville. Parent company, International Grand Investment Corporation (IGIC) will invest $120 million on two new tissue machines, creating 80 new direct jobs and more than 200 new indirect jobs. Industry experts say this represents the largest single investment in Maine’s paper industry in decades.

“Maine has a deep-rooted history in the papermaking industry,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Clearly the industry is at a crossroads with intense global competition and other challenges. My administration is committed to working with all Maine paper mills to become more competitive and realize the full potential of our tremendous assets.”

The first paper machine at St. Croix Tissue is expected to be operational next fall, with the first wave of hiring taking place next spring.

Members of the media are encouraged to attend the event.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 10

WHERE: 144 Main St., Baileyville