Paper plant closing, 295 jobs lost

Paper plant closing, 295 jobs lost
A paper plant east of Pittsburgh that employs about 300 people is closing in six weeks. (pixabay.com)

PITTSBURGH — A paper plant east of Pittsburgh that employs about 300 people is closing in six weeks.

Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC, a manufacturer of specialty papers, on Tuesday said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the carbonless rolls and security papers business of Appvion Operations Inc.

Financials were not disclosed.

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The transaction, expected to be completed in April, will not include any Appvion production assets, according to Pixelle’s release.

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