Shutdown of PM No. 1 at Burgo Group's coated woodfree and one-side coated paper mill in Avezzano, Italy, might be extended by a few weeks, says trade union CGIL; company expects restart by end of January

LOS ANGELES , January 10, 2012 () –

The restart of PM No. 1 at Burgo Group Spa’s coated woodfree and one-side coated papers mill in Avezzano, Italy, might be delayed by a few weeks, said the Italian General Confederation of Labor (CGIL), reported EUWID-Paper on Jan. 10.

The machine has been offline for nine consecutive weeks, according to CGIL, an Italian trade union. The mill employs 400 workers.

Burgo, which is based in Altavilla Vicentina, Italy, expects to restart PM No. 1 by the end of January, EUWID-Paper reported.

The mill in Avezzano has two paper machines with a combined capacity to produce 270,000 tonnes per year of coated woodfree and one-side coated papers, according to Burgo’s website.

The mill’s PM No. 2 is operating as usual, according to Burgo, reported EUWID-Paper.

In November, PM No. 1 was taken offline temporarily for 15 to 20 days due to weak market conditions.

When the machine was being restarted on Nov. 28, a fatal accident occurred that subsequently led to it being shut down for the investigation, as ordered by the local magistrate, EUWID-Paper reported.

The primary source of this article is EUWID-Paper, Gernsbach, Germany, on Jan. 10, 2012.


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