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U.S. Paper Converters closing Appleton facility

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APPLETON (WLUK) -- A paper company in the Fox Valley says it will permanently close its Appleton facility by the end of the year.

U.S. Paper Converters says the closure will affect 52 employees.

The facility, located at 4808 Converters Drive, will close on or around Dec. 31.

Outagamie County Executive, Tom Nelson, issued the following statement Tuesday:

“For the third time in less than two months, the Paper Valley has been hit hard. At a time when the state is set to spend billions to lure a foreign company, our heritage and core industries are being gutted without explanation or without concern from our state leadership. This is not just about the loss of fifty jobs, but fifty families, men, women and children being thrust into difficult times and during the holiday season. It is high time we focus our time, resources and money on Wisconsin industry and Wisconsin jobs. Paper is our heritage, and it must be our future.”

The Bay Area Workforce Development Rapid Response Team will work with those affected by the closure.

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