ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Governor Roy Cooper on Thursday, March 16, sent a letter to the CEO of Pactiv Evergreen about the return of state economic incentives given to the Canton mill.
The letter urges the CEO to explore all options to keep the mill open -- or find a buyer.
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Cooper said in the letter that closing the plant would be a "clear breach" of a $12 million economic development agreement with the Department of Commerce.
That breach would require full repayment of that money that was paid to Pactiv Evergreen from 2015-2021.
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To read Gov. Cooper's full letter to Pactiv Evergreen CEO Mike King, see below: