Demolition of Menasha's Whiting Paper Mill has begun due to safety concerns

  • Source: WGBA-TV NBC 26 Green Bay
  • Published: 05/04/2021 07:20 PM

On Tuesday sections of the historic Whiting Paper Mill building in Menasha started to be demolished. But city leaders say the potential changes coming to the lakefront property could benefit the community. Out of safety concerns for the public, many of whom were getting too close for law enforcement's comfort, the Whiting Paper Mill started to be demolished on Tuesday. The history of the paper mill started 134 years ago and many in Menasha knew someone who worked at the mill during its storied history. Perhaps, that's why many people are trying to get a close glimpse of it before it's gone even with the serious concerns of city leaders. "We've staged firefighters and police officers here overnight now just because we still have people trying to get in to take pictures. So we want to make sure that we're safe," says Chief Kevin Kloehn of the Neenah Menasha Fire-Rescue Department.


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