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Ahlstrom Plans Temporary Layoffs at Kauttua Mill

May 31, 2006 (Press Release) - Ahlstrom has today issued a proposal to start cooperation procedure at the Kauttua plant in Finland regarding temporary layoffs of the plant's employees. The potential layoffs are targeted to adapt the production volumes of crepe paper to match the current demand and stock levels.

The potential layoffs are estimated to last for eight weeks and they will affect the 16 blue collar workers of the plant.

Ahlstrom will announce the results of the negotiations as soon as they have been concluded.

The potential layoffs will not affect the deliveries of crepe paper to customers.

SOURCE: Ahlstrom Corp.




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