Ahlstrom to start negotiations on temporary layoffs at Kauttua plant

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 31.5.2006 at 13.15
Ahlstrom has today issued a proposal to start cooperation procedure at the Kauttua plant in Finland regarding temporary layoffs of the plant's employees. The potential layoffs are targeted to adapt the production volumes of crepe paper to match the current demand and stock levels.
The potential layoffs are estimated to last for eight weeks and they will affect the 16 blue collar workers of the plant.
Ahlstrom will announce the results of the negotiations as soon as they have been concluded.
The potential layoffs will not affect the deliveries of crepe paper to customers.
For further information, please contact:

Tuomo Wall, Plant Manager, Ahlstrom Tampere Oy, Kauttua plant, +358 (0) 10 303 2523
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