Paper Companies Announce Merger

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two companies that operate paper mills in the Upper Peninsula have struck a deal.

Verso Paper announced yesterday that it plans to buy NewPage Holdings Inc. for $1.4 billion.

The Memphis, Tennessee-based coated papers maker expects the acquisition of the printing and specialty paper maker to conclude in the second half of this year.

Verso currently operates a mill in Quinnesec, while NewPage has a paper mill in Escanaba.

The combined company will have sales of approximately $4.5 billion and 11 manufacturing facilities located in six states.

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