DMI Acquisitions LLC, the Village of Port Edwards, and Vandewalle & Associates hosted a public open house on December 4 to let a very interested public see new plans for the former Domtar Paper Mill property in Port Edwards, Wisconsin. When the plant closed five years ago, over 500 jobs were lost. Village Administrator Joe Terry told WSAU News that the Village has been working with Vandewalle & Associates since then to create a reuse plan. Earlier this year Ohio-based DMI purchased the property and is moving forward with plans to redevelop it into The Central Wisconsin Applied Research and Business Park. According to DMI Chief Operating Officer Joseph Moore, the plans will leverage the property’s direct rail access, adapt and reuse warehousing and lab facilities, partially demolish and renovate several existing buildlings, and add several new structures. Key industries targeted for leasing the space include biomass processing, food production, manufacturing, and warehousing. According to Scott Harrington of Vandewalle & Associates, the new Park can potentially bring over 800 jobs to the area over the next several years. See coverage of the event in this WAOW Video.