Senator Collins’ Statement on Sappi and Pixelle Layoffs

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins released this statement following the announcement by Sappi that it will be laying off 75 workers in Westbrook and the announcement by Pixelle that it will be laying off 59 workers in Jay:


“The announcements by Sappi and Pixelle today that they are laying off a total of 134 people at their mills in Westbrook and Jay are difficult news for the employees, their families, and the surrounding communities. 


“I stand ready to assist any and all affected workers in whatever way I can, particularly given the added economic challenges already facing individuals and communities as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.”