Just announced: https://www.wmtw.com/article/sappi-to-l ... y/33265691
Last edited by MEC407 on Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:20 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: edited misleading headline
WMTW wrote:Sappi said it is permanently shutting down Paper Machine 9 and the majority of the energy complex at its mill.As MEC252 said, this is not a complete shutdown of the entire Westbrook operation. This is only a shutdown of one specific paper machine, along with the power generation system. Presumably the power needs of the remaining machines can be met more cost effectively by purchasing power on the open market than by generating power onsite.
Shutting down the paper machine will result in 75 layoffs.
The company said financial pressures and marketplace conditions led to the decision.
"The restructuring at the mill serves to strengthen this business, however, these decisions are never easy, and we do not take them lightly. We thank you for your outstanding contributions and we will do everything we can to support our affected employees during this transition," Sappi North America Vice President of Manufacturing Mike Schultz said.
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Sappi said it plans to shift the paper machine's production to mills in Skowhegan and Minnesota.
S1f3432 wrote:Is it the coaters that are being moved to Hinkley or Michigan? That doesn't leave much.The coaters are not moving. production of the paper that feeds the coater is moving to Cloquet Minnesota and Skowhegan. that paper will be transported to Westbrook for finishing as release paper