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02/28/05 - East Texas

Support Grows For The Abitibi Paper Mill

by Jessica Cervantez

As efforts to re-open Lufkin's Abitibi paper mill continue, support for the project is growing among government leaders.

The plan is now receiving support from Angelina County, the City of Lufkin, and, now, The Deep East Texas Council of Governments. All have now voted to support the restarting of the mill.

DETCOG's board members say the impact of the mill would be more than just employing hundreds of workers. They see it improving the market for timber by using a lot of fiber.

If needed, the council of governments will also offer assistance with an application for an economic development grant.

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