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Chinese Trade Practices and Maine Paper Mills

Maine paper mills have been particularly hard hit by unfair Chinese trade practices.  A typical story comes from Rumford Maine, a town of 6,472 people in Oxford County and the birthplace of Edmund Muskie, where the first paper mill began operation in 1882. On January 16, 2008, New Page Corporation, headquartered in Ohio, announced that they were shutting down paper machine #11 and laying off at least 60 workers at Rumford (as well as 440 paper workers in Wisconsin and 160 workers in Ohio who also worked in coated free sheet paper production units).

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