Ahlstrom Adjusts Crepe Paper Production at Kauttua Mill
Dec. 4, 2008 - Ahlstrom said that it has concluded labor talks involving temporary layoffs at its Kauttua mill in Finland, resulting in the plant's Paper Machine 4 (crepe paper) adopting a five-day working model from December 8 to 23, 2008.
In addition, 15 blue collar employees will be temporarily laid off for three weeks, from December 27, 2008 to January 18, 2009 and 5 white collar employees for one week between December 29, 2008 and January 18, 2009.
The layoffs are targeted to adapt the production volumes of crepe paper to match the current demand and stock levels, Ahlstrom said.
The layoffs will not affect the deliveries of crepe paper to customers, the company added.
Ahlstrom's crepe paper machine at the Kauttua plant is part of Ahlstrom's Technical Papers business area, which comprises eight product lines. Crepe papers is one of the product lines. In addition to Kauttua, Ahlstrom produces crepe papers in two other plants in Central Europe.
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