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International Paper fluff pulp project in Virginia boosts local economy

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International Paper fluff pulp project in Virginia boosts local economy

April 04, 2012 - 06:40

FRANKLIN, VA, April 4, 2012 (Tidewater News ) -Converting the International Paper mill to produce fluff pulp is bringing life back to Franklin's economy.

With up to 800 contractors and 225 mill employees preparing for the June startup, restaurants, hotels, the airport and the housing market are seeing a boost.

"It's good to see some activity again," said Airport Manager Jimmy Gray, who began to see an increase in corporate traffic and fuel sales in September. "It's been a steady increase. We've seen several aircraft a week due to the mill."

Tidewater News - Mill work boosts economy

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