Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Congressman Golden released the following statement today in response to the announcement that Pixelle Specialty Solutions plans to close the Androscoggin Mill early next year:
“The announcement of the Androscoggin Mill’s closure is devastating news for the dedicated employees and their families as well as for the Town of Jay and the surrounding communities.
“Following the catastrophic explosion at the mill in 2020, the employees and management team accomplished the incredible feat of reopening two paper machines within just eight days. They have worked so hard for so long to keep the mill running despite enormous obstacles and strong headwinds, making the news of the closure even more disheartening.
“Our offices stand ready to connect affected workers with resources that can help provide employment training and job search assistance.”