Appleton Papers to start dismissing 330 workers at its West Carrollton, Ohio, paper mill in May, according to state filing; mill to be closed because the base paper will be supplied by Domtar

LOS ANGELES , April 2, 2012 () –

Appleton Papers Inc. will start laying off workers at its paper mill in West Carrollton, Ohio, on May 20 or within 14 days after that date, according to a filing with the state of Ohio, reported the Dayton Business Journal on April 2.

The Appleton, Wisconsin-based papermaker plans to close the mill because it will be getting its uncoated base paper from Domtar Corp., under a US$3-billion supply agreement between the two companies announced earlier this year.

Appleton Papers plans to keep the thermal coating operation at the West Carrollton site opened, retaining the approximately 100 jobs there, the Dayton Business Journal reported.

Workers at the base paper mill are members of United Steelworkers Local 266 and were previously notified about the company’s plan to eliminate the 330 jobs there.

The supply agreement with Domtar will allow Appleton to buy competitively-priced, high-quality base paper for all of its needs while reducing its exposure to volatile prices for pulp and recovered paper, said company officials, reported the Dayton Business Journal.

The primary source of this article is the Dayton Business Journal, Dayton, Ohio, on April 2, 2012.


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