AUGUSTA (AP) – Gov. John Baldacci announced that 60 jobs were coming to Washington County following a “rapid response” meeting aimed at discussing economic opportunities following the announcement of job cuts at the Domtar’s Woodland Mill.

Damar Dore announced during the discussion that his company, ICS of Maine Inc., a composites company, would begin hiring by September for a new facility that’s being built in Baileyville, Baldacci said in a statement.

Attending the meeting were Maine Economic and Community Development Commissioner John Richardson, Transportation Commissioner David Cole and Deputy Labor Commissioner Jane Gilbert.

“The administration is committed to focusing on the needs of the communities impacted by the shutdown at Domtar,” said Richardson.

The meeting was organized in response to an announcement earlier this week that Domtar would permanently close a paper machine in Baileyville, eliminating about 150 jobs. The mill won’t be making paper but it’ll continue to make pulp.

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