Gorham Paper and Tissue http://nhpr.org en Gorham Paper And Tissue To Cut Back On Operations, Employees http://nhpr.org/post/gorham-paper-and-tissue-cut-back-operations-employees <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gorham Paper and Tissue, the town’s largest employer, is temporarily cutting back operations, a move that will lead to 20 to 50 employees losing their jobs.</span></p><p>The company says other employees will see week-long layoffs.</p><p></p><p>In an email Friday, CEO Mike Cummings says the move is in response to record-setting natural gas prices.</p><p>Gorham Town Manager Robin Frost says the news is devastating for the town’s economy.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:19:18 +0000 Michael Brindley 41217 at http://nhpr.org Gorham Paper And Tissue To Cut Back On Operations, Employees Gorham Mill Puts White Mountains On A Map http://nhpr.org/post/gorham-mill-puts-white-mountains-map <p>For the first time since 2009 a guide to the White Mountains is being printed on paper produced in the North Country. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 21:22:32 +0000 Chris Jensen 9361 at http://nhpr.org Gorham Paper Hires First New Workers In More Than A Decade http://nhpr.org/post/gorham-paper-hires-first-new-workers-more-decade <p>For the first time in more than a decade a paper plant in Gorham &ndash; once thought to be dead - is hiring workers.</p><p>NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Just over a year ago a New York investment firm, <a href="http://www.patriarchpartners.com/">Patriarch Partners</a>, bought the closed Gorham paper mill and promised a new future.</p><p>The Gorham facility was the last paper plant standing in the North Country and many doubted Patriarch&rsquo;s CEO, Lynn Tilton, could make a go of it where others had failed.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 21:08:27 +0000 Chris Jensen 6752 at http://nhpr.org Gorham Paper Hires First New Workers In More Than A Decade Gorham Paper Mill's Switch to Natural Gas Paying Off http://nhpr.org/post/gorham-paper-mills-switch-natural-gas-paying <p>Switching to natural gas at the <a href="http://www.gorhampt.com/">Gorham Paper and Tissue </a>mill cost about $5.4 million but paid for itself in about four months, says Willis Blevins, the general manager of the plant.</p><p>Last year the company made the change from heating oil.</p><p>The goal was to reduce the enormous energy cost&nbsp;that Blevins says was always a problem&nbsp;when it&nbsp;came&nbsp;to&nbsp;making the plant consistently&nbsp;profitable.</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 19:09:57 +0000 Chris Jensen 2137 at http://nhpr.org Gorham Paper Mill's Switch to Natural Gas Paying Off Patriarch Partners' Plant in Maine Is A Polluter, Report Says http://nhpr.org/post/patriarch-partners-plant-maine-polluter-report-says <p>The Center for Public Integrity has a&nbsp;new&nbsp;report on pollution problems in New England including the Old Town Fuel &amp; Fiber, which is owned by the same company as Gorham Paper and Tissue.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:04:54 +0000 Chris Jensen 1377 at http://nhpr.org