Some furloughed workers return to jobs at paper mill

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By Chris Sardelli

CATAWBA - Some furloughed employees have returned to work earlier than expected at the AbitibiBowater paper plant in Catawba.

The plant, located just across the Lancaster County line, had planned to extend furloughs for 123 of its employees through the end of April, but decided to bring back a small group this week.

Barry Baker, human resources manager for the Catawba operation, said 24 production employees and seven maintenance workers have returned to work on the plant’s No. 1 machine.

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