‘Cross your fingers’ for PCA’s reopening, Mayor South urges

The Jackson City Council met late Monday afternoon by Zoom teleconference call. The council would have normally met on Tuesday but met a day earlier because of election day and the council chambers are used as a polling location.

Mayor Paul South said that PCA is still planning to restart the Jackson paper mill in September. “If not in September, then in October. We need to cross our fingers,” South said of a reopening.

The mill announced in April it would be taking downtime due to slowed paper sales because of the coronavirus pandemic. Initially, plans were to resume operations in early July but the shutdown was extended through September.

Early in the shutdown, the mill kept some workers on to do maintenance.

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