BUCKSPORT— Production at the Verso Paper Corp. mill will shut down at the end of the month for three weeks of scheduled downtime.
The downtime has been scheduled for over a year, according to Verso spokesman Bill Cohen. Power to mill machines will be cut off in order to perform intense maintenance.
“We take the whole mill flat,” said Cohen.
He said most employees will stay on to perform maintenance projects at that time. Some clerical and production workers will be asked to take time off.