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Florelle Tissue shuts down for several weeks after power equipment fails at New York mill

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Florelle Tissue shuts down for several weeks after power equipment fails at New York mill

August 28, 2013 - 07:45
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BROWNVILLE, NY, Aug. 28, 2013 (Watertown Daily Times) -The failure of a power transformer shut down the Florelle Tissue Corp. plant, and eight full-time workers have been temporarily laid off until machinery is repaired.

President Harry Minas said Tuesday that workers are expected to be back to work in three to four weeks at the 1 Bridge St. plant. But the company will need extra cash flow to make the $60,000 repair, he said. Along with mechanical problems at the plant, Florelle is now attemping to prevent foreclosure action announced by in May by Chase Bank, which is seeking repayment of about $630,000 in loans made to the papermaker starting in 2011.

The plant's three-phase power transformer, needed to operate paper-making machinery, shut down at the end of last week. The plant was closed at noon Monday.

Watertown Daily Times - Florelle Tissue plant shuts down due to power failure; workers temporarily laid off

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