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SP Newsprint Plans Capacity Cuts in 2009

Dec. 17, 2008 - SP Newsprint Co.said that it will take market related downtime at its two paper mills in the first quarter of 2009. The planned shutdowns will result in approximately 25,000 metric tons of reduced newsprint production.

The specific downtime taken at each mill will be determined based on manufacturing and delivery costs at the time, SP said, and additional downtime will be taken throughout the year as required by market conditions.

The company said it will maintain adequate inventories to ensure that its customers will not experience any service interruptions during the shutdowns.

SP Newsprint Co., LLC is the fourth largest newsprint manufacturer in North America, with approximately 900,000 metric tons of newsprint production capacity. SP Newsprint operates mills in Dublin, Georgia and Newberg, Oregon and operates 23 recycling facilities through its subsidiary, SP Recycling Corporation.

SOURCE: SP Newsprint Co., LLC




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