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Luke Mill Celebrates 125 Years

October 18th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

The 125th anniversary of the paper mill operating in Luke was celebrated by the Allegany County Commissioners Thursday afternoon with the regular business meeting being conducted at town hall in Luke just across the street from the mill. Richard Watro, the plant manager, said that more than 800 people are employed at the mill, currently owned by the NewPage Corp. He added that since he has been with the company, $1.2 billion in investments have been made in the facilities- and the local economic impact annually from the mill is more than $200 million.  Watro talked about the pride NewPage takes in its longtime commitment to the town and vice versa…


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