Ahlstrom to lay off temporarily 16 employees in Kauttua plant

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 22.6.2006 at 10.40
Ahlstrom to lay off temporarily 16 employees in Kauttua plant
Cooperation negotiations at Ahlstrom Tampere Oy's Kauttua plant in Finland were completed today. As a conclusion of the negotiations, the 16 blue collar workers of the plant will be temporarily laid off from July 15 until September 10, 2006.
With the layoffs, Ahlstrom aims to adjust the production volumes of crepe paper to match the current demand and stock levels. The layoffs will not affect the deliveries of crepe paper to customers.
For further information, please contact:
Tuomo Wall, Plant Manager, Ahlstrom Tampere Oy, Kauttua plant, tel +358 (0)10 303 2523
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Ahlstrom is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of high performance fiber-based materials. Nonwovens and specialty papers, made by Ahlstrom, are used in a large variety of everyday products, e.g. in filters, wipes, flooring, labels, and tapes. The company has a strong market position in several business areas in which it operates, built upon the company's unique fiber expertise and innovative approach. Ahlstrom's 5,600 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents. In 2005, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.55 billion. Ahlstrom's share is listed on the main list of the Helsinki Stock Exchange. The company website is www.ahlstrom.com.