Appvion ending operations at Appleton distribution center, warehouse

Appleton Papers has changed its company name to Appvion, Inc. to reflect the full scope of its business. (PRNewsFoto/Appvion, Inc.)

APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) - Paper company Appvion is ending operations at its distribution center and warehouse in Appleton.

Work will be subcontracted to another company, according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

Appvion, formerly Appleton Papers, says operations at the warehouse will be terminated on Oct. 15. Operations at the distribution center will end Nov. 5.

Layoffs will begin on Nov. 19.

About 60 workers are impacted by Appvion's decision to terminate operations.

The company says the workers will be paid earned wages and "agreed-upon" benefits when they are laid off.

Appvion released its second quarter results in August. The company announced net sales of $164 million, $9.6 million lower than the second quarter in 2016. Appvion cited lower prices and lower shipment volume.

Appvion's headquarters are located in Appleton. The company has distribution centers in the United States, Canada, England, and the Netherlands.