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Ahlstrom to Layoff Workers in Karhula and Tampere

Feb. 25, 2009 - Ahlstrom said that it has concluded the personnel negotiations regarding layoffs started in January at its plants in Karhula and Tampere, Finland. As a result, the company has decided on temporary layoffs at both plants, along with 10 permanent layoffs at Karhula and outsource the cleaning services.

Temporary layoffs at Karhula will be carried out between March and August 2009 and include approximately 150 blue collar employees and mainly all of the white collar employees of the plant, Ahlstrom said.

The Karhula plant is part of the company's Glass & Industrial Nonwovens business area and employs about 400 people.

At the Tampere plant, which is part of the company's Filtration business, temporary layoffs will take place between March and June 2009 and involve all of the blue collar employees and mainly all of the white collar employees of the plant, Ahlstrom said. The plant employees some 60 people

Ahlstrom said the layoffs are due to weakening demand in the market

SOURCE: Ahlstrom Corp.

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