Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 11.8.2009
Ahlstrom has concluded the personnel negotiations started on June 1 at its plant in Karhula, Finland. As a result of the negotiations, the company has decided on temporary layoffs at the Karhula plant. The temporary layoffs are targeted to adapt the production volumes of specialty reinforcements and glassfiber tissue to match the demand.
The temporary layoffs at the Karhula plant will be carried out during the latter part of the year. They concern roughly 260 employees. Approximately 200 of them are blue-collar employees and approximately 60 white-collar employees. The duration of the layoffs is estimated to be 90 days, at the most.
These adjustments do not affect the delivery and service level of the plant.
Ahlstrom's plant in Karhula, Finland, is part of the company's Glass & Industrial Nonwovens business area. The plant employs approximately 360 employees, of which roughly 260 are blue-collar and roughly 100 are white-collar employees.
Pekka Helynranta, Managing Director, Ahlstrom's Karhula plant
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Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of high performance nonwovens and specialty papers. Ahlstrom's products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, wipes, flooring, labels, and tapes. Based upon its unique fiber expertise and innovative approach, the company has a strong market position in several business areas in which it operates. Ahlstrom's 6,000 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents. In 2008, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.8 billion. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. The company website is at www.ahlstrom.com.