Northbrook, Illinois, USA 27 August 2015 -- /PRNewswire/ -- KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) ("KapStone") received a notice of a work stoppage from the union at its Longview, Washington mill, AWPPW Local 153 (the "Union"), effective on August 27, 2015. KapStone has been preparing for a potential strike since the Union voted down its prior offers. KapStone is conducting a cold mill outage to perform necessary maintenance to its machines and has full contingency plans in place to continue to service its customers during the strike. After the maintenance outage, KapStone plans to run its largest machine early next week, with subsequent machine operation to follow. KapStone does not expect any interruption of service or products to its customers.
About the Company
Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation is the fifth largest producer of containerboard and corrugated packaging products and is the largest kraft paper producer in the United States. The Company has four paper mills, 21 converting plants and 65 distribution centers. The business has approximately 6,200 employees.
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