Verso Mill's Main Paper Machine Intact After BlastJune 1, 2012
The Verso Paper Corp. operation in Sartell, Minn., may have been brought to its knees with Monday’s explosion and fire, but it hasn’t been put down for the count. The mill, which has been producing paper for 105 years, has been indefinitely idled by Monday’s events that resulted in the death of 50-year-old employee Jon Maus of Albany and injuries to several others.
Robert Mundy, a senior vice president and chief financial officer for Memphis-based Verso, said he was aware of preliminary reports that the paper-making capacity of the plant’s No. 3 coated paper machine was intact. “This has been a blow to the operation and it certainly could have been a lot worse,” said Mundy.