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Klabin schedules maintenance shutdown at its Puma Unit in Ortigueira, Brazil from March 10-21

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Klabin schedules maintenance shutdown at its Puma Unit in Ortigueira, Brazil from March 10-21

March 09, 2018 - 10:56

SAO PAULO, March 7, 2018 (Press Release) -2018 Maintenance Shutdown has already created 250 jobs in Ortigueira and Telêmaco Borba.

Klabin’s Puma Unit located in Ortigueira, Paraná, is preparing for the 2018 Maintenance Shutdown. This year, more than 4,000 maintenance services, needed to ensure the safe operation of the plant, will be conducted from March 10 to 21. Maintenance Shutdown is mandatory for companies having machinery that functions under pressure, such as boilers and digesters.

About 110 companies were hired to carry out maintenance services during the 11-day shutdown period. Apart from the activities that demand skilled manpower, hundreds of job opportunities have been created in the region.

According to data from recruitment firms and employment agencies in Telêmaco Borba and Ortigueira, more than 250 temporary jobs were created for the Maintenance Shutdown. Most of the jobs are related to security, such as occupational safety technicians and security personnel.

The jobs were created in January and many of those hired have already been working for more than a month. However, with the Maintenance Shutdown, cities in the region witness greater circulation of people, which also heats up the local economy. “Apart from the jobs directly involved in the maintenance shutdown, the activities of contractors boost the services sector, such as hotels and food, creating more job opportunities in this period,” points out Uilson Paiva, Community Relations Manager at Klabin.

Talk to Klabin

Due to equipment shutdown or the resumption of activities, during the maintenance period people might sense odors or hear noises in the vicinity of the plant. The company stresses that none of these is harmful to the health of people or the environment. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to call Klabin at 0800 728 0607 or send an email to

About Klabin

Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.

With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.