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Beitzel Provides Update to Former Verso Mill Future

December 20th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Delegate Wendell Beitzel said last week that while a future use of the former Verso Luke Mill site in Westernport has still not been finalized- efforts to repurpose the location continue. After more than 100 years in operation, the plant was closed in May of 2019. There were reports in the spring of this year that the Verso Corporation was in talks with a company that would establish a lumber-related business at the site. Shortly after those reports surfaced,  a deal to sell the two massive papermaking machines at the mill to Turkish interests developed. Beitzel provided an update while addressing the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce…