ATIKOKAN, Ont. — The U.S. company that owns a pellet plant in Atikokan is trying to sell the business. Tbnewswatch.com has been told that three prospective buyers are currently looking at the operation. But plant manager Brad Sampson says there are no plans to shut down the plant, which continues to produce wood pellets for the Ontario Power Generation station near Atikokan. About two dozen people work in the mill. …”I’m still very optimistic that the plant’s going to keep operating because they do have a contract with OPG for 10 years, and we’re only on year three,” said Mayor Dennis Brown.