Buckeye Technologies to Take Downtime at Perry, FL Pulp Mill
Dec. 8, 2008 - Buckeye Technologies announced that, due to softening demand and a planned recovery boiler maintenance outage, the company's specialty wood pulp facility in Perry, Florida would take 7 days of production downtime in December, resulting in the removal of about 9,000 tons of pulp.
"We are making the decision to take downtime because of recent weak demand in some of the markets for our wood specialty fiber products and the need to perform planned maintenance work on one of our recovery boilers," said chairman and CEO John Crowe. "Operating our facility during a planned boiler outage increases production costs and reduces our flexibility to produce certain products."
Crowe noted that the downtime would, among other things, help match supply to demand. "In today's global economic environment we are focused at all of our operations on meeting our customer needs by matching production to orders, minimizing costs and controlling working capital," Crowe said.
SOURCE: Buckeye Technologies Inc.