EL James’s Fifty Shades Trilogy has not only been credited with saving many a tepid, ice cold, sexless marriage, but now is being credited with saving an entire town!
What is that you’re saying? How can this be? Well, let me tell you a little story…
The town of Millinocket, Maine is home to the Great Northern Paper Company. What began as a solid paper mill, Great Northern Paper company had to downsize in the later 90s due to publishing companies outsourcing their paper needs to other countries. GNP lost a lot of business and had to close many of their plants, and lay off hundreds of workers, including 400 workers in the small town of East Millinocket.
Here’s where Fifty Shades comes to the rescue… Cate Street Capital bought the GNP plant in East Millinocket and quickly signed a deal to produce 3,000 tons of paper that were needed to print E.L. James’ novel: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. Business has never been better for GNP and they have even opened up their mills again!
So there you, Fifty Shades of Grey saves towns, lives and creates jobs! Thanks EL!