Monday, Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, released a statement after news broke this morning of Madison Paper Mill’s closure.

Bruce Poliquin

“This morning’s announcement is certainly difficult news to bear,” said Congressman Poliquin.

“For the hundreds of families of the Madison area and surrounding communities, know that I am deeply saddened by this news, but that I am not giving up this fight."

Bruce Poliquin went on to discuss the forest industry and the Madison Paper Mill’s closure:

Maine is the wood basket of America. Although I have only served in Congress for one year, it’s clear that our forestry industry provides the best paper and pulp products in the world. It is more important now than ever for our State’s paper industry to be given the support it needs to protect and grow jobs for our hardworking Mainers.”