The Appleton Coated paper mill in Combined Locks could close, and almost all of the workers were notified that they’ll be laid off.
About 600 people work there.
The company that was running the mill sent a letter to employees yesterday. The company went into receivership, and the letter says operations will be winding down because of the results of an auction.
An Outagamie County judge will decide tomorrow whether to finalize the sale to a company named Industrial Assets.
County Executive Tom Nelson will try to convince Judge Greg Gill to order another auction. He says two companies reached out to him today, to tell him that they’re interested in bidding. Nelson says one company is from Chicago, and the second is from California. He says representatives of at least one of them will be at the hearing.
The mill has been in Combined Locks for over 100 years.