Annual machine maintenance under way at NewPage


RUMFORD — All those extra vehicles parked in and around NewPage Corp. paper mill are a sign of the annual maintenance of machinery.

Mill spokeswoman Janet Hall said the operation began Sunday and will continue through Sunday, May 16.

She said an undisclosed number of people are brought in to help with the work. All mill employees are also at their jobs, or assisting with the maintenance. At least one of the paper machines is running as usual. She declined to be more specific.

“This is done every year to make sure everything in running properly,” she said. “Periodically the equipment needs to be serviced.”

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