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Luke Mill Set To Formally Shut Down This Week

June 24th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The Luke mill is set to formally shut down at the end of this week- bringing an end to the 130-year-old papermaking manufacturing plant that at one time employed 2,000 people. In April, Verso announced plans to close the Luke mill and operation at the plant ended at the end of May- displacing nearly 700 workers. Assistance for those workers as well as possible future uses for the mill site were topics discussed last week when Cumberland Mayor Ray Morriss and Allegany County Commissioner Jake Shade headed a local delegation meeting with Governor Larry Hogan. Since the mill closure announcement, there has been no shortage of support for the region expressed by state and federal representatives. Mayor Morriss tells WCBC News that it’s too early to gauge whether or not anything of substance will result…


3 Responses to “Luke Mill Set To Formally Shut Down This Week”

  1. June 24, 2019 at 2:34 pm, mac said:

    Here’s a novel idea.
    States are starting to ban throwaway plastic bags and it may be time to return to the paper grocery bag.
    The former Verso plant made paper so there should be some way to convert to production of brown paper bags.
    I’m sure that would be a simpler process than making coated paper.
    Just an idea.


  2. June 24, 2019 at 7:55 pm, Ed Dodrill said:

    The Republican are right … unions are making it too expensive.


    • June 25, 2019 at 7:05 am, mac said:

      > The Republicans don’t seem to have any problem finding the money to buy everything produced by ABL. That is a union shop.


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