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Sprague's Largest Employer To Close In September

Sprague's largest employer, Fusion Paperboard, will close Sept. 22. The paper mill notified its 145 employees of the closure Wednesday, a company spokeswoman said. In a statement released Thursday, the company said: "The paper mill has been a manufacturer of recycled boxboard since the 1960's, withstanding many changes in the paper industry and operating in increasingly difficult market conditions. Despite recent efforts, the operation can no longer be sustained. "We will make every effort to fulfill existing orders and help customers as they transition to alternate suppliers." Fusion is collaborating with the state Department of Labor to provide job placement...

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