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Appvion cutting 200 jobs at Appleton facility after bankruptcy

APPLETON, Wisconsin (From news reports) -- Appvion, a paper company that recently sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has announced plans to cut about 200 hourly and salaried jobs in Appleton and move some of the work to Pennsylvania.

The transition will begin in January and be completed next fall, the company said.

Approximately 300 hourly and salaried jobs will be kept at the Appleton plant to continue producing thermal paper and other products, according to Appvion.

In a statement, the company said: "Consolidating Appvion's carbonless paper manufacturing, rewinding and sheeting to the Roaring Spring (Pa.) area, where Appvion already produces this product, will help position the company for long-term success by increasing the efficiencies of its manufacturing and logistics operations."

Appvion is an employee-owned paper company headquartered in Appleton. Its workforce of 1,400 employees includes about 800 in Appleton.

The company, which produces thermal, carbonless, security, inkjet, digital specialty and colored papers, also has facilities in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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