Natick Paperboard Shuts Door
NATICK, Mass. -- Natick Paperboard Corp. is closing its doors after more than 90 years manufacturing paperboard products.
The company's parent, The Newark Group of Crranford, N.J., annouced in September that the plant would close as it would be unable to absorb a capital investment to upgrade the facility to meet environmental requirements. These upgrades included a new smokestack to alleviate neighbors' complaints of bad smells eminating from the plant, the MetroWest Daily News, a local newspaper, reported.
In a letter to employees, which the newspaper publsihed in part, Robert Mullen, president of the Newark Group, said "Even if the government officials would give us a waiver on the environmental investments, I cannot see a waiver holding for any long period of time in light of constant complaints from our neighbors."
The plant shutdown affects 65 employees.