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Save the mill campaign underway

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Save the mill campaign underway

September 20, 2013 - 07:10
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In the wake of an announcement in mid-September that International Paper will close its Courtland paper mill and leave 1,100 workers out of work by early 2014, Sen. Roger Bedford, D-Russellville, is calling on the Republican supermajority and Gov. Robert Bentley to save the facility and "show guidance in a dire situation."

Bedford said the loss of the Courtland plant could impact up to 2,000 jobs in the surrounding areas. In a prepared statement released Wednesday, Bedford said the announcement that Lawrence County's largest employer will close is "a sad Christmas present to the workers of Courtland."