Curtis Papers to close Milford operations
April 22, 2003 By Pulp & Paper Canada
Curtis Papers Inc. announced that it intends to discontinue operations at its Milford, NJ, paper mill before the mi…
Curtis Papers Inc. announced that it intends to discontinue operations at its Milford, NJ, paper mill before the middle of June. The closure will affect 213 salaried and hourly employees. Currently, the facility operates three paper machines and associated converting equipment. It produces 45,000 tons per year of specialty papers.
“This is a difficult decision for the company and our employees in Milford, but reflects the current realities of North American paper markets and rising costs for energy and fiber” said Bruce Curley, president and chief executive officer.
The Milford facility will continue to operate in the interim to meet the immediate needs of customers and provide support during the transition period. Customers will have the opportunity to place orders in the remaining production schedule.
The closure of the Milford facility will not impact the strategic direction of the Company’s businesses and mills located in Port Huron, MI, and Adams, MA. Curtis Papers Inc. is owned by Royal Blue Holdings LLC.
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