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Iconic Marcal Paper mill to soon reopen nearly 1 year after devastating fire

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An iconic paper plant in Bergen County that was destroyed in a massive fire earlier this year will soon reopen.

Rob Baron, president and chief executive officer of Marcal Paper, told The Record that the plant in Elmwood Park will be "back in business" next month, though he didn't provide a specific opening date.

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The decision to resume operations was made after Marcal assessed the site and merged with Pennsylvania-based Nittany Paper.

Fire officials have said they can't determine what caused the Jan. 30 fire, which put hundreds of people out of work and destroyed an iconic New Jersey landmark. No one was hurt.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

 

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