IBJNews

International Paper extending layoff of 87 workers

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

Memphis-based International Paper Co. has informed state officials that a temporary layoff of 87 employees at its plant southwest of downtown Indianapolis will last months longer than expected.

The company said in a notice posted Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development that it laid off the employees on Nov. 2 and anticipated calling them back soon after the first of the year.

But a “major” customer’s decision to cancel product orders at International’s Sherwood packaging facility at 620 S. Belmont Ave. has prompted the company to extend the layoff “well into the second quarter.”

More than two-thirds of the affected employees, or 57, are classified as “general factory” workers. Others include prepress specialists and press operators, as well as die makers and die-cut operators.

The local Shorewood Packaging plant has roughly 300 employees.

International Paper’s Shorewood Packaging division is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., and is a provider of printing, packaging and retail display products.

 

ADVERTISEMENT

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
 
thisissue1-092914.jpg 092914

Subscribe to IBJ
ADVERTISEMENT