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Port Townsend Paper Mill to Take Downtime

Dec. 8, 2008 - The Port Townsend Paper Corp.'s mill will be idled Dec. 19 for at least 10 days, affecting about 275 employees, according to an Associated Press news story.

Mill manager Roger Loney told the Peninsula Daily News if sales don't improve, another shutdown could happen in the next quarter of 2009.

Loney says the plan is to get the mill back in operation on Dec. 29, but that time line could change depending on sales during Christmas week.

During the December closure, Loney says the mill will shut down completely, with about 25 workers remaining to process shipments and for security.

Loney says the 275 employees will not be paid during the shutdown unless they use company vacation time, except for Christmas and Dec. 26, which are paid holidays..

Located in Port Townsend, Washington, the mill produces unbleached kraft pulp, lightweight linerboard, corrugating medium, and unbleached converting grades.

SOURCE: Associated Press




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