Washington Post reporter Peter Kendall illustrates how COVID-19 affects industrial plants and the communities built around them. The closure of the Rapid Mills paper plant in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin affected 900 employees and had widespread local impact. The economic loss to the community reverberates politically as well. Now, the town seeks to keep its regional industry alive by turning the mill into a cooperative. Managers and industry analysts will find Kendall’s report illuminating.
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Peter Kendall is a reporter for The Washington Post.
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2 years agoNo city named Rapid Mill in Wisconsin.
2 years agoQuite right. Thanks for the clarification. The paper plant is called Rapids Mill. The town is Wisconsin Rapids. We've now clarified this in the abstract.