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Reps. McCabe and Dunphy on Lincoln, Old Town mills

September 29, 2015

AUGUSTA – House Majority Leader Jeff McCabe and Rep. Michelle Dunphy on Tuesday released the following statements on the announced closing of the former Old Town Fuel and Fiber pulp mill and the bankruptcy filing of Lincoln Paper and Tissue.

“The jobs of nearly 400 Mainers hang in the balance at Lincoln Paper and Tissue and the Old Town Fuel and Fiber pulp mill. My thoughts and prayers are with them as they deal with these difficult and uncertain times,” said McCabe, D-Skowhegan. “These manufacturing jobs are vital not just to the workers, but also their families, their communities and the entire state. These challenges underscore how important it is for Maine’s leaders to work together for the economic prosperity of our state and our people. That means a genuine focus on growing economic opportunity and security for Maine people – protecting American jobs, keeping health care affordable and real energy solutions are all part of that. The Legislature is committed to making sure Maine workers they have the training they need for the jobs we now have and the ones we will have moving forward.”

“The workers of Old Town Fuel and Fiber are facing an enormous challenge in the wake of today’s announcement, but we have seen challenges like this before. As we have always done, we will persevere,” said Dunphy, D-Old Town. “It will take a lot of hard work, and I stand with my neighbors to make sure they have the answers and resources they need to move forward in the weeks and months ahead.”

Contact:

Ann Kim [McCabe, Dunphy] 233-1838