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Beitzel Optimistic about Luke Mill Site Purchase

March 18th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Although nothing has been finalized, indications are that the Whiskey River firm is close to a deal to purchase the former Luke Mill. The company plans to establish a lumber-related business at the site which was closed by Verso Corporation in May of 2019. It was confirmed earlier that the two massive papermaking machines at the mill were being sold to Turkish interests. Verso executives said foreign competition, high operating costs and a sharp decline in demand for the coated paper produced at the mill necessitated the plant closure in 2019. Delegate Wendell Beitzel, during a recent zoom session with Sixth District Congressman David Trone, thanked the western Maryland representative for his assistance in that transaction…