Ahlstrom to Layoff Up to 64 Workers at Altenkirchen Plant
Dec. 7, 2009 - Ahlstrom said that it has concluded the labor talks which began Oct. 6 at its Altenkirchen plant in Germany, and will reduce personnel at the plant in two phases.
The first phase of layoffs begins today and affect 34 employees.
The second phase will take place in 2010 and could result in a further reduction of up to 30 positions, Ahlstrom said. During this period, the plant will also continue to adjust the production volumes to the demand through a specific temporary layoff system available in Germany, the company added.
Ahlstrom said it will offer an outplacement service to the laid off personnel.
The Altenkirchen plant, which currently employs about 160 people, is part of the Ahlstrom's Technical Papers business area. The facility produces sealing and shielding materials as well as base paper for calender bowls. Those specialty materials are used for automotive, building and industrial applications.
SOURCE: Ahlstrom Corp.