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National Fiber in Belchertown, Mass.

Does anyone know how to reach National fiber in belchertown mass?
Emails to them bounce and their 1 800 number goes to some vacation service...
I don't know if they are hacked, or what.
I can't imagine they went out of business...
??????
Anyone have a cell phone for one of the reps?

Asked by scott mangold
Posted Feb 21, 2017 4:36 PM ET
Edited Feb 22, 2017 4:08 AM ET

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1.

Been having the same problem!! two weeks now. Email doesn't work either! UFPI bought 'em a couple years ago so??

Answered by Russell Miller
Posted Feb 21, 2017 5:54 PM ET
Edited Feb 21, 2017 5:58 PM ET.

2.

Their facebook page is down also.. I have wondered if someday the newspaper supply would drop enough to cause cellulose to drop in availability . I still can't imagine that national fiber would go away at this point.

Answered by scott mangold
Posted Feb 22, 2017 8:07 AM ET

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Scott,
Here's what I have been able to learn (to the best of my knowledge):

1. The owner of National Fiber, Chris Hoch, sold his company to a competitor, U.S. GreenFiber of Charlotte, NC.

2. U.S. GreenFiber decided to close the Belchertown, Massachusetts, facility and has laid off most of the workers there.

I phoned U.S. GreenFiber this morning to get a comment from a company representative, but no one is answering the phones there yet. I'll post more information as I receive it.

-- Martin Holladay

Answered by Martin Holladay
Posted Feb 22, 2017 8:46 AM ET
Edited Feb 22, 2017 8:47 AM ET.

4.

That is lovely. I am willing to bet all of the support is gone with the merger. Those were some good guys up there!

Answered by Russell Miller
Posted Feb 22, 2017 10:12 AM ET

5.

GBA is working to confirm the details of this story. We're waiting to hear back from representatives from U.S. GreenFiber. There is a good chance that our news editor, Scott Gibson, will be writing a news story on this topic -- so stay tuned.

Answered by Martin Holladay
Posted Feb 22, 2017 10:21 AM ET

6.

I appreciate the follow up. We have an issue at present on a fire blocking issue pertaining to the cellulose being used as the same.

It leaves customers in a bad place when an inspector calls a business and gets a vacation giveaway thing of sorts!!

Answered by Russell Miller
Posted Feb 23, 2017 5:42 AM ET

7.

GBA has published Scott Gibson's news story on this topic. Here is the link: New Cellulose Manufacturer Set for a 2018 Launch.

Answered by Martin Holladay
Posted Feb 23, 2017 4:54 PM ET

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