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Ahlstrom to Lay Off 100 in Karhula

September 14, 2009

Reductions will adapt volumes to demand.

Ahlstrom will start cooperation procedure at its plant in Karhula, Finland eliminating about 70 blue-collar and 30 white-collar employees next week. Also, about 80 employees will be laid off temorarily. The actions will adapt the production volumes of specialty reinforcements and glassfiber tissue to match the demand.

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 260 are blue-collar and 100 are white-collar employees.

In addition to the staff reductions, Ahlstrom isconsidering outsourcing the plant's warehouse and maintenance functions.

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