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Smurfit-Stone Further Curtails Missoula Mill Operation
March 28, 2001 Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (Nasdaq:
SSCC) announced today that its Missoula, MT, containerboard mill will
curtail its operation by shutting down a second paper machine beginning
April 1. The mill has been operating at 75 percent of capacity with one
machine shut down since March 1.
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.