Ahlstrom-Munksjö announced to employees that it plans to temporarily idle #8 paper machine in December 2021, along with its #20 supercalender and #21 rewinder in July 2022 at its Rhinelander, Wisconsin Plant in the United States.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö to determine for affected people
#8 paper machine have a capacity of 14,000 tons per year. The number of people affected is yet to be determined based on retirements and other potential job assignments.
“In a very competitive marketplace, we must continue to provide cost-effective and innovative products, challenging our machine capabilities to generate optimum results,” said Robyn Buss, executive vice president of Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Food Packaging & Technical Solutions Business Area.”
“Our robust manufacturing platform is well-positioned for continued success. By utilizing several other machines in our regional system, we will provide our customers with the level of service required to meet their needs,” he added.