Covington mill's fate uncertain as MeadWestvaco announces restructuring

Feb 18, 2009 Full story: www.roanoke.com 55

Anxiety stirred anew today among employees of the sprawling MeadWestvaco paper mill in Covington after the global corporation announced plans to close or restructure 12 to 14 of its manufacturing facilities and ...

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Good for You

Covington, VA

#41 Jun 18, 2012
Shut er down then, I hope you will stay to pay the massive tax increases on peoples homes and deal with the poverty, dispare, and even worse drug use that will follow.
Well

Covington, VA

#42 Jun 18, 2012
Smoking is as much a personal choice as heroine addiction. You're choosing to kill yourself by smoking. Freedom is a funny thing. It's fashionable to confront a loved one who's killing themselves with heroine, but with cigarettes, "it's a personal choice." Yeah, it's personal to your loved ones when they visit your hospital bed and grave. Real personal.
take it out of Covington

Covington, VA

#43 Jul 14, 2012
as for me i would love to see that shit hole shut down that dam mill is only worried about money and the ones that work at the mill you will have a hard time looking down your nose on the poor,and dont give me the crap we are your bread and butter you dont do shit for me would love to see your over paid azz in the food banks eating slim now dont get me wrong thank GOD for the food banks but hop to see you there
funny

Warrenville, IL

#44 Jul 14, 2012
take it out of Covington wrote:
as for me i would love to see that shit hole shut down that dam mill is only worried about money and the ones that work at the mill you will have a hard time looking down your nose on the poor,and dont give me the crap we are your bread and butter you dont do shit for me would love to see your over paid azz in the food banks eating slim now dont get me wrong thank GOD for the food banks but hop to see you there
You're an idiot!! If they shut that place down, it wouldn't be nothing but a ghost town. The people that work there have children, do you not give a rats ass what happens to them......just saying
Clifton Forge Memories

Riverside, CA

#45 Aug 4, 2014
Is the papermill in Covington still up? I have not lived in these parts since 1987 and wonder about the papermill status. Let me know. Thank you.
chuckie

Chicago, IL

#46 Aug 4, 2014
Clifton Forge Memories wrote:
Is the papermill in Covington still up? I have not lived in these parts since 1987 and wonder about the papermill status. Let me know. Thank you.
Yep. Its still here
E_Bogar

Aiken, SC

#47 Aug 4, 2014
I don't think its about being a tree hugger..Its about what we're leaving behind for future generations. Do none of you think about your kids, or their kids? Do you not think about the neurological damage and cancer from these chemicals? It can eventually screw your entire dna up for generations to come if it hadn't already. The EPA regulations are a joke...Those numbers don't lie...Yes, its as bad as it looks. How much proof do you need? Anyone remember lead in gas? For years we put that s*it in the air and the EPA ignored it because the oil company paid them well. They all knew they were killing themselves and driving everyone crazy, and did nothing. Money talks, and I'm sure the lobbiests at Westvaco pay a lot to do the same types of things. Your leaders aren't as smart as you think, ignore science often, and could care less about a small town in VA. Its all about money...The way we are destroying this planet, thats the last thing you should worry about. Its coming, and your kids, kids will see it.
E_Bogar

Aiken, SC

#48 Aug 4, 2014
drug use is already there. Just about all of you abuse alcohol and smoke cigarettes. You saying the employees at Westvaco will turn to crack if Westvaco shuts down? lol that is pitiful. very logical
just me

United States

#49 Aug 5, 2014
Let them shut it down. Maybe in about 20 years our river will be cleaner. Maybe the cancer rates will decrease. I was born and raised in Covington and the mill was filthy then and still is. At least I had enough sense to leave in the 70's. Good luck. Maybe MWV will open up a cancer center in Covington.
just me

United States

#50 Aug 5, 2014
E_Bogar wrote:
I don't think its about being a tree hugger..Its about what we're leaving behind for future generations. Do none of you think about your kids, or their kids? Do you not think about the neurological damage and cancer from these chemicals? It can eventually screw your entire dna up for generations to come if it hadn't already. The EPA regulations are a joke...Those numbers don't lie...Yes, its as bad as it looks. How much proof do you need? Anyone remember lead in gas? For years we put that s*it in the air and the EPA ignored it because the oil company paid them well. They all knew they were killing themselves and driving everyone crazy, and did nothing. Money talks, and I'm sure the lobbiests at Westvaco pay a lot to do the same types of things. Your leaders aren't as smart as you think, ignore science often, and could care less about a small town in VA. Its all about money...The way we are destroying this planet, thats the last thing you should worry about. Its coming, and your kids, kids will see it.
Very well said 'Grasshopper'
just me

United States

#51 Aug 5, 2014
South Bend wrote:
<quoted text>Listen you jack wagon I worked there for years and I personally installed many new scrubber and enviromental systems that report any emissions, that the EPA considers unsafe, to the agency that regulates it. I was with them when they where Westvavo and I was there for a few years after they became MWV and it was agreat place to work and make a great living. The connection that you have with your co workers and the great friends that I made while I was there was a wonderful thing. The feeling of community and friendship that comes from a town being built around a mill is something that covington will never rebound from.
That sounds like a crock of s*hit. You and your small minded people are sorry. MWV has you in their grips. Sad.
Bobby

Covington, VA

#52 Aug 5, 2014
What's going on at this Covington mill.
E_Bogar

Aiken, SC

#53 Aug 6, 2014
Bobby wrote:
What's going on at this Covington mill.
nothing much. Just poisoning a whole community like usual. No big deal.:)
Bloodfin Wulf

Richmond, VA

#54 Aug 18, 2014
You know its just a shame that this town is so reliant on the mill, I mean Covington is all I really know and if Covington starts to disappear then where does that leave me and my family. but take a look around, how many people around here have tried to start business and had it shot down by the city before they could even get started, to my knowledge we've lost go karts, restaurants, retail stores, all before they could even begin to put money in the economy and provide jobs. We don't have to be so dependant on the mill when there could be so much here that the city wont allow to happen. I say lets start a fire! Lets ask questions! what happens to all of us if the mill goes out? I say we prepare for the worst, I say we take this matter to the city council and we don't leave until we get our cities independence back from the mill!
sad for so many

Covington, VA

#55 Sep 12, 2014
just me wrote:
Let them shut it down. Maybe in about 20 years our river will be cleaner. Maybe the cancer rates will decrease. I was born and raised in Covington and the mill was filthy then and still is. At least I had enough sense to leave in the 70's. Good luck. Maybe MWV will open up a cancer center in Covington.
RUMOR has it that a CANCER Center is opening across from the hospital by The Cat & Owl Restaurant in Low Moor.

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