Lincoln Paper and Tissue is shutting down one of its three paper machines and laying off 25 people.

The Maine Department of Labor confirmed Monday that the mill and its union have contacted the state agency to activate its Rapid Response team, which assists workers facing job losses. The mill employs about 215 people in Lincoln, who make consumer paper products like napkins and towels, and specialty products for health care and industrial uses.

A 10-day shutdown at the mill occurred in September 2014 for maintenance and to manage inventory. A Labor Department spokeswoman said the workers will be laid off indefinitely.

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