The former Wausau paper mill in Groveton in the North Country closed at the end of 2007. But it may be getting a new, green life. NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.
A North Country company wants to buy the old Wausau paper mill which closed almost four years ago and give it a new and very different life.
“The facility will be a green technology, manufacturing, research and education center.”
That’s the future envisioned by Wayne King, the CEO of MOP Environmental Solutions of Bath.
King has a tentative deal to buy the plant. He hopes to close no later than the middle of December.
To start he says he’ll use the facility to manufacture his oil-spill pickup product.
But he sees a long-range, multi-phase project.
It includes attracting green businesses such as contained-environment agriculture, advanced recycling, manufacturing insulation and biofuels.
King’s concept is consistent with the recommendations of a study conducted for the North Country Council, the regional planning group.
For NHPR News this is Chris Jensen