Ponderay Newsprint has closed its paper mill in Usk, Washington, The Spokesman-Review (Spokane) reported.
Ponderay is a partnership between Lake Superior Forest Products, a subsidiary of Quebec-based Resolute Forest Products, and five major U.S. publishers, says the Ponderay website. The mill produces newsprint for publishers along the West Coast and in the Midwestern U.S. and exports to markets in Asia and South America.
The mill opened in 1989. More than 130 people have worked there, according to the Spokesman-Review