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Ahlstrom to Reduce Workers at Altenkirchen Plant

Oct. 6, 2009 - Ahlstrom today said that it intends to reduce the workforce at its Altenkirchen plant in Germany by about 65 employees.

Talks with personnel started today and involve all employees — both blue-collar and white-collar — at the plant.

Ahlstrom said the measure is an effort to adapt the production volumes of specialty materials for automotive, building and industrial applications to match demand.

The Altenkirchen plant produces sealing and shielding materials as well as base paper for calender bowls and is part of Ahlstrom's Technical Papers business unit

The plant employs approximately 160 employees, of which 117 are blue-collar and 43 white-collar.

SOURCE: Ahlstrom Corp.




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