WEST LINN, Ore. — On the banks of the Willamette River in West Linn sits a 130-year-old paper mill.
The factory, once sewn into the state’s fabric, faced the same fate as other paper mills in Oregon and shuttered in 2017. The closure cost 250 workers their jobs.
But after a multi-million dollar investment the paper mill re-opened in July. Formerly West Linn Paper Company, it is now called Willamette Falls Paper Company.