The machine and a recovery boiler and digester that support it were idled in January of this year in response to declining customer demand. Most products made on the No. 3 paper machine were transitioned to lower-cost machines in other Verso mills, the company said.
“Verso is leaving no stone unturned in our efforts to move the company toward sustained profitability in a market where customer demand for our graphic paper products continues to decline,” said B. Christopher DiSantis, Verso chief executive.
Earlier this month, the company reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that Peter Kesser had resigned from his positions as the senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Verso. He is to receive more than $1.5 million in exit benefits, according to a filing with the SEC.