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Smurfit-Stone Announces Temporary Shutdown of Paper Machine at Missoula, MT, Mill
February 28, 2001 Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (Nasdaq:
SSCC) will temporarily shut down one of three paper machines at the Missoula,
MT, paper mill on Thursday, March 1st. Continuing high energy costs prompted
the decision to curtail production. The shutdown will affect 30 hourly
employees. The mill will return to full operation when energy costs moderate
and overall linerboard market conditions improve.
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation is the premier manufacturer of paper- and paperboard-based packaging. Smurfit-Stone holds industry-leading positions in the production of containerboard (including white-top linerboard and recycled medium), corrugated containers, industrial bags, and clay-coated recycled boxboard; and is the worlds largest paper recycler. In addition, Smurfit-Stone is a leading producer of folding cartons, solid bleached sulfate, paper tubes and cores, and labels. The company operates more than 300 facilities worldwide and employs approximately 40,000 people.