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Published October 11, 2011, 10:50 AM

Verso Paper laying off 175

SARTELL, Minn. (AP) — A paper company in the St. Cloud area is laying off dozens of employees.

SARTELL, Minn. (AP) — A paper company in the St. Cloud area is laying off dozens of employees.

Verso Paper in Sartell announced plans Tuesday to permanently cut 175 employees. The company will shut down two paper machines at the Sartell plant effective Dec. 14. That will eliminate about 103,000 tons of paper capacity each year.

WJON (http://bit.ly/nr6kP9 ) reports CEO Mike Jackson says the "demand for coated ground wood papers continues to face headwinds".

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