Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Fall of Paper

Logan McLain and Sam Essig of Berlin, NH, watched as the paper mill across from their house was demolished. What was left behind was the stack and building behind the field where they play football. The town and investors are hoping to soon convert the remaining facilities to a biomass power station. According to the local newspaper, the plans are being drawn up.
The town of Berlin, NH, has long lived off wood that has come from the hills surrounding it. Now that energy costs are high and paper costs low, the remaining mill in the town sees a bleak future. Officials at the mill said they have gone from over 600 employees to just over 200.

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