Canton mill to officially close this week, Mayor confirms

The Canton Mill has announced it will officially shut its doors this week
Published: May. 22, 2023 at 10:42 PM EDT
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CANTON, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - Canton Mayor Zeb Smathers announced that the Pactiv Evergreen paper mill is officially closing for good this Wednesday.

Smathers says the mill whistle will blow for the last time at noon on May 24.

In March, Pactiv Evergreen announced that they were closing the mill as a part of their restructuring efforts, and over 1,000 jobs were eliminated as part of the changes.

Since then, Haywood County began offering resources to those impacted by the mill’s closing.