Rumors that Columbia Pulp is closing have been rampant in the community. This kind of misinformation causes a lot of stress - to businesses in the supply chain, to employees of the companies, and to residents concerned about their community. I recently met with the CEO of Columbia Pulp who assured me they are not closing. In fact, they are starting to rehire employees that were furloughed during the Stay Home order, and are making needed improvements to the processing line as they ramp back up. This is a new, exciting, cutting edge manufacturing businesses making a product that has never been produced at this level before. I have nothing but respect for their entrepreneurial spirit, for their efforts to adapt and improve, and for employing so many citizens of our county. Thank you for your help in dispelling these rumors and showing this company that we value their presence here.