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Printing Impressions Bindery and Postpress News for March 2009

BALTIMORE—A former American Color Graphics facility within the Vertis Communications chain has closed its doors permanently and another will shut down operations completely by next June, according to several news sources.

PURCHASE, NY—International Paper has announced that three mills will be closed and another scaled back to help fulfill plans to reduce production capacity by 1.2 million tons annually in the uncoated paper, market pulp, unbleached Kraft paper and containerboard businesses. Approximately 2,500 employees at the mills and related forestry operations will be impacted by the shutdowns. The affected facilities include mills in Mobile and Courtland, AL; Lock Haven, PA; and Camden, AR. "International Paper's merger and acquisition activities over the past five years have given us the flexibility and low cost capacity that allows us to realign production more efficiently and reduce

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