The former site of an Abitibi-Consolidated paper mill on Chambers Creek in Steilacoom is in new hands.
The former industrial site, now missing most of the machinery and buildings used to create newsprint for some 80 years, sold last month to a development group based in Tacoma.
The paper mill, which had been owned by several forest products companies during its life, halted production in 2000. More than 170 workers were laid off.
Falls Development Group is the site’s new owner, said Steilacoom Town Administrator Paul Loveless. Loveless said he met with the new owner, George Heidgerken, and his planner, …