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Norske Skog constricts


August 14, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Big changes are underway at Norske Skog. The papermaker is implementing a program designed to beef up its profitabi…

Big changes are underway at Norske Skog. The papermaker is implementing a program designed to beef up its profitability through a variety of measures, including ‘substantial demanning.’

“This turnaround could mean shedding around 1,000 jobs,” said chief executive Christian Rynning-Tonnesen. “The biggest relative contraction will be in administrative functions, but staffing will also be cut substantially at the mills.”

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The company is also preparing to cut back its annual production capacity in Korea, where demand for newsprint in the area has constricted by roughly 20% over the past four years. On December 31, the company will close PM1 and PM4 at the Norske Skog Jeonju mill, slashing its Korean capacity by 180,000 tonnes.


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