Appvion cutting 200 jobs in Appleton in consolidation

Appleton Papers has changed its company name to Appvion, Inc. to reflect the full scope of its business. (PRNewsFoto/Appvion, Inc.)
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APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) - Appvion has announced plans to consolidate and move some of its Appleton plant operations to Pennsylvania.

The company announced on Nov. 9 that it would consolidate most of its carbonless paper coating and rewinding operations to a pulp and paper mill in Roaring Spring, Penn. The Appleton plant's sheeting operations will be moved to a facility near that mill.

The decision means the loss of 200 jobs at the Appleton plant, according to Appvion.

The company says about 300 hourly and salaried employees will stay on to work on Appvion's thermal paper products and some specialty papers.

"We greatly appreciate the role the affected employees at the Appleton Plant have played in serving costumers over the years and we are committed to helping them through this transition," reads a statement from Appvion CEO Kevin Gilligan.

Gilligan says the decision to consolidate will help the company remain competitive.

Appvion filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October.

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