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MeadWestvaco to Shut Enfield, CT Envelope Plant

Jan. 23, 2009 - MeadWestvaco (MWV) today said that it will discontinue its Consumer & Office Products’ envelope manufacturing and distribution operation at its plant in Enfield, Connecticut, and restructure envelope operations in other areas.

Approximately 190 hourly and salaried positions will be affected, MWV said.

The measures are are part of the the company's accelerated strategic cost management plan (announced Jan. 15) to reduce its overhead cost structure, optimize its manufacturing footprint, and realize sourcing savings throughout its supply chain.

The Enfield facility manufactures and distributes envelope products for the billing, financial and direct mail markets.

Enfield's production, including some equipment, will be transferred to other Envelope Products Group facilities, MWV said.

Other actions include the streamlining of envelope operations at its Atlanta, Georgia facility and restructuring its sales function and staffing at its corporate office in Springfield, Massachusetts.

MWV said today's announced operational changes will begin immediately and are expected to be completed in 60 days.

SOURCE: MeadWestvaco Corp.




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