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Irving closes PM3 in New York


April 4, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

A total of 23 people were put out of work on April 23, when Irving Tissue closed down a 60 year-old paper machine.

A total of 23 people were put out of work on April 23, when Irving Tissue closed down a 60 year-old paper machine.

“Over the last 12 to 18 months, more than eight million tons of pulp and paper production has shut down in North America,” the Post Star reported Irving Tissue spokeswoman Mary Keith as saying. “This involves a number of plant shutdowns, but also a number of machine shutdowns.”

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The mill’s loss of its PM1 Will reduce the plant’s paper making capacity by a substantial 40%, or 12,000 tons a year. “No other part of the facility’s operations will be impacted by the decision,” Keith confirmed.

The Post Star further reported the plant’s converting lines and the PM3 will continue normal operations.

“We are doing everything we can to mitigate the impact of this shutdown by offering other placements, where available, to qualified candidates, as well as assisting employees in their pursuit of new employment opportunities,” the Post Star reported Irving Tissue president Robert Irving as saying.


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