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Verso Corp. considers sale of Duluth, Stevens Point mills

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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) -- Verso Corporation says its restructuring could include selling mills, including those in Duluth and Stevens Point, Wis.

The paper maker said in its third quarter earnings that it is exploring opportunities to raise funds through potential sales of certain mills, including Duluth, Stevens Point, Wickliffe in Kentucky and the Jay facility in Maine. The Kentucky mill is already idle and the Maine facility recently cut production.


Verso is reporting a net loss of $11 million in the third quarter. It blames sales declines on an increase in offshore imports and reduced demand for coated paper. The company says restructuring could include Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

WDIO-TV reports the Duluth mill has nearly 300 employees. The mill in Stevens Point has 240 workers.
 

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