A union official says the Madison Paper Industries mill will cease production on May 28, and workers will begin losing their jobs two weeks later.

Mike Croteau, president of the United Steel Workers Local 36, tells the Morning Sentinel that the 200 workers will stay on until June 12 before being dismissed in increments. Croteau said severance packages are being finalized.

Madison Paper is the fifth Maine mill to be shut down in little more than two years, and its closure will leave only six mills operating in the state. (AP)