Billerud: Decision on Escanaba mill’s future still months away

A proposed conversion of the Escanaba paper mill to produce paperboard was given a vote of support by the state Legislature this week, but a firm decision on whether or not the project will move forward is still months away.

The state House and Senate both approved $200 million to support the project in the state’s spending bill Thursday. The bill now heads to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk for final approval, likely within the next two weeks.

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