300 jobs saved by sale of Domtar Mill

By Ramona du Houx - October 1st, 2010 · 

Domtar Corporation has sold its Woodland hardwood pulp mill, hydroelectric facility and related assets in Baileyville to International Grand Investment of Hong Kong. The state has been working with Domtar ever since operations stopped.

“I have appreciated Domtar’s commitment to the Woodland mill,” said Governor John Baldacci. “Domtar’s senior management team has maintained a close dialogue with my administration and kept me apprised of developments at the facility. I want to convey my thanks and appreciation for their hard work in Washington County.”

The sale of the mill, which began operations in 1905 will protect the jobs of 300 workers.

“I also want to welcome International Grand Investment Corporation, the mill’s new owners, to Maine. I look forward to meeting with their leadership team to review their plans for the continued successful operation of the Woodland mill, and I’m optimistic that we can develop the same open lines of communication and cooperation that existed between my administration and Domtar.”