Sappi to Permanently Close Mill in Muskegon, MI
The cessation of operations at the Muskegon Mill will not affect the product lines offered by Sappi Fine Paper North America. Since March, products previously made at Muskegon have been and will continue to be manufactured at the Company's other paper mills in Skowhegan, Maine and Cloquet, Minnesota, including Opus PS, a high bulk to weight web and sheet offering with excellent surface quality and optics.
"We remain committed to meeting the needs of our customers for high quality, strongly branded coated products with outstanding service from our mills located in Maine and Minnesota, as well as Western Europe," Gardner said. "Even with the suspension of operations at the Muskegon Mill, we have continued to increase our market position and gain new customers in this weak environment through new product line extensions and product improvements. With our ongoing focus on customer service, cash generation and good cost management, Sappi Fine Paper North America continues to demonstrate its leadership in our market segment."
About Sappi Fine Paper North America
Sappi Fine Paper North America (SFPNA) is a leading North American producer of coated fine paper used in premium magazines, catalogues, books and high-end print advertising. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Sappi Fine Paper North America is known for innovation and quality. Its brand names, including McCoy, LOE, Opus, Somerset and Flo, are some of the industry's most widely recognized and specified. SFPNA is a division of Sappi Limited (NYSE, JSE, LSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with manufacturing operations on four continents in 10 countries, sales offices in 50 countries, and customers in over 100 countries around the world. Learn more about Sappi Fine Paper North America at: www.sappi.com/na.
About Sappi Limited
Sappi, a global pulp and paper company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, is the world's leading producer of coated fine paper used in the production of glossy magazines, calendars, annual reports and brochures. The company has significant businesses in forests, pulp, coated speciality paper, packaging grades, uncoated fine paper and newsprint in Africa. Sappi is also the world's largest producer of chemical cellulose (dissolving pulp) used in the manufacture of viscose staple fibre and consumer and pharmaceutical products. With over 15,000 employees worldwide and production facilities in nine countries on four continents, Sappi has customers in over 100 countries and is listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (SAP), the New York Stock Exchange (SPP) and the London Stock Exchange (SAZ).