The Samoa Pulp Mill likely will not be re-opening
The Samoa Pulp Mill owned by Freshwater Pulp may be throwing in the towel. CEO Bob Simpson tells News Channel 3 that he has "exhausted every possible effort" to open the Mill back up but it's "not looking good."
Simpson says a Canadian firm has offered him an undisclosed amount for the mill's boiler, which is basically the guts of the mill and the sale of the boiler would make re-opening the mill virtually impossible
The mill closed October of 2008 bringing a big crush to the community's economy. Over 200 workers were laid off and leaders said the closing could shatter the port's success.
Simpson says he is in the Bay Area this week trying to work on one more way to save the mill but he says, "It doesn't look promising." He tells News Channel 3 he will be letting the Canadian Firm know if he will sell them the boiler by next week (September 13th-17th).