White Birch Paper Idles Bear Island Newsprint Mill

White Birch Paper’s Bear Island newsprint paper mill in Virginia will be idled effective immediately as it awaits conversion to a linerboard facility. 

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the Hanover County mill will stop production for the time being, affecting 140 workers. The mill was capable of producing about 240,000 tonnes of newsprint per year. 

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