Florelle Tissue Is 'Public Eye' Topic
Saratoga's loss is Brownville's gain.
Florelle Tissue president Harry Minas tells Jeff Cole on Public Eye that he decided to buy the former Brownville Paper Mill only after a deal fell through near Saratoga.
Minas, who lives in the north country, says he will be hands-on at the mill, knowing how to operate each piece of machinery.
Right now, the mill has converting machines running and more will be coming on line soon.
"We've started two napkin machines," Minas said.
"Currently, we're going to be starting up a third machine. Tomorrow (Friday) or Saturday we should start running trials on an industrial towel line," he said.
"Moving forward, we have quite a few more machines to be placed and set up, but one machine at a time."
Minas says he'll have 75 employees by the end of the year. Florelle has 600 applications to chose from.
You can hear more about the restart of the local mill and why Minas says he's here to stay when other mills have left.
Public Eye airs at 8:30 p.m. Friday on WPBS.