After being closed for more than a year, Manistique’s paper mill is expected to be back up and running in June.
The mill, bought by local man, Stan Zellar will be restarted as UP Paper LLC.
The mill will make used and recycled paper. Zellar say’s they expect to make mostly brown paper and craft paper.
There's still repair work to do in the mill and several filters from the old mill have to be replaced but they hope to start making paper on June 13th.
90 employees will staff UP Paper; compared to the 150 employee staff Manistique Papers had. Zellar says he hopes the smaller staff and more focused paper production will help the new mill stay afloat.
The public is invited to tour the mill at an Open House this Saturday, May 14th, from noon until 5 pm.
Source : uppermichiganssource.com