Gilman, VT The history of a quiet mill town on the banks of the Connecticut river in the scenic "Northeast Kingdom" of Vermont.
American Paper Mills of Vermont

After 10 years, Simpson Paper decides to sell the Gilman Mill to American Paper Mills of Vermont, a new paper company owned by foreign investors. They files for bankruptcy in 2002 and mill workers shut down and mothballed the mill.

Dalton Hydro

In 2003, the Gilman Complex was purchased by Dalton Hydro for the Hydro Electric Operation and later with the New Paper Operator.

Dirigo Paper Company

In August of 2004, after a two year shutdown, Dirigo Paper Company restarts the paper machine with high hopes. On June 15, 2007 they suddenly sent all employee home claiming a temporary shutdown. The doors of the mill never again opened for paper production and 115 workers were laid off that day.

After Dirigo paper closed its doors, the property was maintained by Dalton Hydro while trying to find another company to purchase the mill.
The Gilman mill around 2008.
Ampersand Gilman Hydro

In 2008, the Gilman mill was purchased by Ampersand Energy Partners and Power House Systems and reopened as a hydroelectric power plant.

The Gilman Dam in 2009.