Aug 21, 2023 | By: Lakeland News

Blandin Paper Plans to Restart Operations the Week of Sept. 11

Blandin Paper Company in Grand Rapids will continue operations in September following a worker strike that ended earlier this month.

A statement from the company says they plan to restart operations the week of Sept. 11. The actual time frame in which operations will run depends on customer orders.

The company says they are also working to re-establish its order book affected by the strike after it began on July 15. UPM Blandin and Teamsters Local 346 reached an agreement to end the strike on Aug. 11.

Both parties agreed on a contract that includes industry competitive pay and benefits, among other elements.

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