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Temple-Inland Mills OK After Hurricane Gustav

Sept. 3, 2008 - Temple-Inland said that as a safety measure, the company shutdown production at some of its plants that were in the potential path of Hurricane Gustav.

According to Temple-Inland, the facilities included containerboard mills in Bogalusa, Louisiana and Orange, Texas; and lumber mills in Diboll, Pineland, and Buna, Texas as well as Dequincy, Louisiana.

Curtailment began at the above mentioned containerboard mills on August 31, 2008, to allow adequate time for a safe evacuation from the storm for employees, and to enable orderly shutdowns, Temple-Inland said. No employees were injured in the storm, and none of the facilities sustained damage.

The company expects all of the facilities will resume normal operations within the next few days.

"We were pleased that no employees were injured due to the hurricane and that the facilities did not sustain any damage. Our employees did an outstanding job preparing for this storm and are working diligently to resume normal production at our facilities," said Doyle R. Simons, chairman and CEO of Temple-Inland

Downtime in the affected containerboard mills is expected to be approximately 18,000 tons. Each of the affected lumber mills are expected to experience approximately 2 days of lost production.

SOURCE: Temple-Inland Inc.




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