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Double A confirms the objective to restart production at Alizay Mill before the summer Recruitment process under way to restart the mill


 
        Alizay, 13 March 2013Double A, leading premium pulp and paper manufacturer, announces that the Alizay mill will be restarted before the summer as the operational plan is progressing according to the initial working schedule.
 
         Mr. Thirawit Leetavorn, Senior Executive Vice-President, comments: “As announced at the time of the acquisition, Double A remains totally focused on restarting activities and manufacturing at Alizay before the summer, ideally in May or June. The process is following the natural ordeal of such a large-size project and Double A is investing the appropriate time to make the relaunch of the mill a success. The mill has been shut down for over a year, it takes time to restart such a large plant. Recruitment is under way and will be pursued in the coming weeks. We have been very pleased by the quality and the large number of applications submitted to us, and we are confident that with the talented and dedicated workers who will join Double A soon, we will achieve our goals in Alizay.”
 
         The first wave of hires has been initiated and the effort will be pursued in the coming weeks, in cooperation with the Pôle Emploi with the objective to finalize recruitment by May 2013. Double A is looking for skilled operations and manufacturing employees to run the mill in Alizay.
 
         Double A has acquired the Alizay mill from the Conseil Général de l’Eure on 23 January 2013, and has since then been working on the relaunch of the mill with the objective to manufacture Double A’s premium paper for the French and European markets, strategic growth markets for Double A. The relaunch of the mill may create in Alizay between 150 and 200 jobs at full speed, depending on market conditions.