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paper mill interiorRUMFORD — The NewPage Corp. paper mill was recognized Tuesday afternoon by county, local and state officials for its “outstanding” safety efforts over the past year. Paul Ouellette of NewPage accepted the Facility of the Year 2012 award in Rumford Falls Auditorium from Teresa M. Glick, chairwoman of the Oxford County Local Emergency Planning Committee of South Paris. Glick said the LEPC commends NewPage “for their continued efforts to keep their workplace and the surrounding community safe.” “It’s an honor,” Ouellette, the mill’s manager of Safety, Security and Emergency Response, said. He said NewPage has participated with the Oxford County LEPC for a long time. Its rapid response team serves not only the county and the mill, but also the state. The Rumford mill previously won the LEPC Facility of the Year for its efforts in 2010. (read more at Lewiston Sun Journal)