- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

MANISTIQUE, Mich. (AP) - A paper mill in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that was shut down in 2015 is reopening soon.

The Daily Press of Escanaba reports (https://bit.ly/1UhU6HI ) the Zellar family, which also owns Zellar Excavating, worked with other investors to purchase and reopen the Manistique mill as UP Paper LLC. Plans call for the mill to be back open starting Monday.

The reopened mill will employ about 90 people to start. Day-to-day operations will be handled by UP Paper’s President and CEO Lars Dannberg. He says he came to the Upper Peninsula in August with hopes of bringing back the mill, calling it “a little diamond in the rough.”

FutureMark Manistique closed the plant following efforts to keep the mill going didn’t work. The mill was a significant area employer.

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Information from: Daily Press, https://www.dailypress.net

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