Kapstone to Take Market Related Downtime at Longview Mill

Production at Kapstone's Longview, Washington mill will be curtailed for seven days for the entire mill beginning Dec. 21.

Dec. 16, 2015 - KapStone Paper and Packaging announced that due to seasonally softer market conditions, it will temporarily curtail operations at its Longview Mill beginning Monday, Dec. 21 at 7:00 a.m.

Kapstone said the curtailment is expected to last seven days for the entire mill and will be extended an additional two days for certain product grades and paper machines.

No other KapStone mill location will be taking market-related downtime during this period. This measure will not affect customer orders and service, the company added.

The Longview mill produces high quality containerboard, lightweight high performance multiwall paper, specialty Kraft papers, and corrugated containers. The mill is equipped with five paper machines that produce 1.15 million tons of containerboard and Kraft paper annually.

Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation is the fifth largest producer of containerboard and corrugated packaging products and is the largest kraft paper producer in the United States. The company has four paper mills, 21 converting plants and 65 distribution centers. To learn more, please visit: www.kapstonepaper.com.

SOURCE: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp.