While the past few decades have seen the closing of many Maine lumber and paper mills, the City of Old Town was able to keep its mill open through significant investment in the 200-acre former MFGR Paper Mill. In 2018, ND Paper purchased the site and restarted the 150-year-old pulp and paper mill on the banks of the Penobscot River. ND re-opened the doors of the mill on August 2019 and began manufacturing high quality unbleached pulp. Since buying the mill, the company has invested more than $46 million for repairs and improvements, hired more than 130 full time workers along with 300 contract workers, and begun planning for future expansion.
Read the following Brownfields Success Story fact sheet for more information about ND Paper/Nine Dragons, Old Town, Maine.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- ND Paper/Nine Dragons, Old Town, Maine (PDF)(2 pp, 637 K, November 2019, EPA 560-F-19-217)