Billerud temporarily idles Escanaba mill in light of continuing blastomycosis investigation

Billerud has decided to temporarily idle its Escanaba mill for up to three weeks as the investigation into blastomycosis infections among workers there continues.

The company made the announcement Thursday afternoon, calling it a “precautionary measure to protect the health and safety of its employees and contractors due to a blastomycosis fungal infection outbreak.”

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