Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

Tissue giant Essity has announced the loss of 55 jobs at its Middletown, Ohio-based operations.

The site, which was a part of the company’s 2016 acquisition of Wausau Paper Corp, has around 200 staff and produces and converts towel and tissue rolls.

Amy Bellcourt, vice president, communications, said: “Our aim is to support operational efficiency and the long-term competitiveness of our Middletown, Ohio-based site.

“Essity cares about its employees and is making every effort to find the best possible solution to minimise the impact on employees.”

Essity, formerly SCA Hygiene, increased its presence in the American AfH market when it acquired Wausau for $513m in 2016.