(TRENTON) – Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic) issued the following statement Wednesday regarding the devastating fire at the historic Marcal Paper plant in Elmwood Park.
Like many in the 35th district, I have passed that Marcal plant all of my life - it is a staple in our community. Even as a child, when I didn’t know what the building was, I always knew I was close to home when I saw the illuminated MARCAL sign from Route 80. I know so many people who have worked at Marcal. People who earned a living, provided for their families and sent their children to college by working at that plant. To see it in such devastating flames is heartbreaking. Aiding the Marcal workers and their families will definitely require a comprehensive, community effort, and I will do whatever I can to assist legislatively and personally to offer my assistance.