A potential buyer could come forward for the Verso Paper Mill in Wisconsin Rapids.
Rhinelander-based Great Lakes Timber Professionals is working on a plan that could save up to 900 jobs at the mill. Verso announced last month that it was halting production today (7/31). Wisconsin Rapids Mayor Shane Blaser says the group has started working on the plan. Blaser said, "Timber Professionals are looking to get together a co-op and potentially, hopefully, down the road make an offer to purchase the mill.” Blaser says he doesn’t know yet what the city’s contribution will be to the co-op but that they’ll do whatever they can to help.