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Finch Paper Gets $1.8 Million For Upgrades

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A paper mill in Warren County is celebrating its 150th birthday with a state-of-the-art upgrade.

National Grid announced this week that a $1.8 million award from the utilities' Energy Efficiency Grant Program is supporting upgrades to Finch Paper's wood processing facility.

Finch says new de-barking equipment will help save energy and secure a long-term supply of 8-foot-logs.

Finch Paper CEO Debabrata Mukherjee said the grants helps the company stay competitive and "the new equipment produces a minimum of 5 percent higher wood yield in a safer environment."

The grant is part of a two-year $10 million effort to upgrade and modernize the Glens Falls mill.

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