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   Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - February 15, 2001, Altoona, Pennsylvania                                Altouua UUrrur Business people Walt Frank 946-7467 Business trends Craig Williams 946-7460 business THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2001 Appleton eyes employee buyout BY CRAIG WILLIAMS Staff Writer ROARING SPRING The Appleton Paper mill could have a new owner if a proposed employ- ee buyout occurs. Employees at the Roaring Spring mill and at the company's four other North American facili- ties were told Tuesday that a plan is being formed that will give them a chance to control their own destiny through an employee stock ownership plan. Though terms of the sale have yet to be worked out, Appleton Papers' managers said Wednesday that they are working on a deal where employee investments and borrow- ings from financial institutions would be used to fund the purchase. "It's happening awfully said Larry Grace, president of the Paper, Allied Industrial, Chemical and Energy union Local 422 at the Roaring Spring mill, about a pro- posed employee purchase of Appleton's North American oper- ations Appleton and Portage, Wis.; West Carrollton, Ohio; and Harrisburg and Roaring from its European owners. Headquartered in Appleton, Wis., the company is a wholly owned sub- sidiary of Arjo Wiggins Appleton, based in Great Britain. The parent company was bought by its major shareholder, Worms Cie. Grace said the buyout is a rare treat in that the company is just coming off a period of expansion, and employees will get an indus- try performing at the top of its form. Appleton Papers is a lead- ing producer of carbonless copy paper, in addition to thermal and specialty coated paper products. "They tried to sell the company two years Grace said. "But recently, someone bought back all the stock and privatized the company, and now they are strapped for he said of the European owners. "Anytime employees have a chance to buy a company at its peak, it is an excellent opportuni- ty. Usually employee buyout options are offered when a compa- ny is depleted of its assets. But this is just the opposite." Last year, the company broke ground on a new finishing mill and stacker building for the Roaring Spring plant Also, the Harrisburg plant, which is slated to be closed sometime this year, will bring an estimated 40 jobs to Roaring Spring. "I expect that through employee ownership, Appleton Papers and our employees will play a larger role in the growth and prosperity of all the communities in which we have Appleton Chief Executive Officer Doug Buth said in a statement Wednesday. If the deal goes through, Arjo Wiggins would not retain any own- ership of the company, corporate officials confirmed. And because it is a purchase by employees, man- agement would remain intact. Buth said the opportunity for employees to gain ownership of Appleton Papers has great appeal, especially now when the company is working to diversify its product line. "We are focused on growth through innovation, and we encour- age employees to think and act like inventors and he said. Brad Reist, human resources manager for the Roaring Spring facility, agreed with the assess- ment of the deal. Reist sees bringing the manage- ment decisions back home as a plus. "Our home office is European, and they are going in a different direction. We are their only North American he said. Appleton Papers employs about people throughout its vari- ous operations with more than 500 workers at the Roaring Spring plant. The company's entire 1999 sales topped billion. Mirror Staff Writer Craig Williams can be reached at 946-7460 or The ticker Business at a glance Another Microsoft investigation: Still bat- tling a federal judge's order to break up the company over antitrust violations, Microsoft Corp. now is under investigation for possi- ble anticompetitive behavior stemming from its stake in a rival soft- ware manufacturer. Federal antitrust inves- tigators are looking into whether Microsoft's investment in Corel Corp. reduces competi- tion in the market for word processing and spreadsheet applications. Excess inventories worked off: Businesses, coping with dampened demand, worked off some i of their excess invento- ries in December, a gov- ernment report indicated Wednesday. The Commerce Department said inven- tories of goods on shelves and backlots rose by a tiny 0.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted trillion. That matched the increase in sales, which rose to H billion. Automotive lawsuits General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler Corp. filed competing federal lawsuits 11 min- utes apart this week over a grille design Intended for a new GM Hummer. The Hummer H2 sport utility vehicle is sched- uled to be launched next year. DaimlerChrysler contends the grille is too similar to Jeep's grille and will confuse consumers. GM contends that no one will confuse the H2 with a Jeep. Farmland damage: Scientists who studied the world's farmland with satellite maps found widespread dam- age to soil quality and said irrigation is drain- water supplies faster than they can be replenished. Either farmers switch to farming methods that improve soil conditions and use less water or they won't be able to feed the world's growing pop- ulation, according to the report released Wednesday by the International Food Policy Research Institute. Cable rates increase: Ca.ble TV companies raised their monthly rates for programming and equipment by 5.8 percent last year, an increase they attributed largely to increasing costs they pay to offer popular channels, the government reported Wednesday. The increase, which covers the 12-month peri- od ending July was the same both for cable companies that face competition in their mar- kets as well as those that don't, according to the Federal Communications Commission. From wire reports Goodyear announces job cuts BY CLAUDIA H. DEUTSCH New York Times News Service The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., grappling with persistently high raw materials costs and a weak euro, reported a fourth-quarter loss Wednesday and said that it was reducing its work force by nearly 10 percent. The company said it would cut jobs this vast major- ity top of the jobs it excised last year. It took a fourth- quarter charge of million to cover the cuts and plant closings, increasing its net loss for the quarter to million, or 65 cents per share, on sales of billion. Net profits in the fourth quarter of 1999 were million on sales of billion. Goodyear, which said that high oil prices added to the cost of each of the 223 million tires that it shipped last year, reported a fourth- quarter operating loss of mil- lion, or 11 cents per share, exclud- ing one-time items. Analysts sur- veyed by Call expected an operating loss of 16 cents per share. In the same period in 1999, Goodyear, which is based in Akron, Ohio, had operating profits of million. In a conference call with analysts Wednesday morning, Goodyear executives promised that the com- pany would be profitable by the sec- ond half of 2001. They said that the job cuts, combined with other cost- cutting measures, would shave more than million from its annual costs by 2004. "This isn't a short-term reaction to the said Keith Price, a Goodyear spokesman. "We're struc- turing to be profitable regardless of where oil and currency goes." Shares of Goodyear closed at up 22 cents. "This is a tough operating envi- ronment with raw material costs going up faster than said Wendy Beale Needham, an analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston. Briefcase Business briefs from the area and state New Chinese restaurant opens The China Dragon Buffet has opened its doors in the Park Hills Plaza on a variety of dining traditions. Owner Chun Yi Quo has created one of the only open kitchen's in the area, where customers can watch the chefs as they cook dishes in traditional Chinese, American and Japanese cuisine. Open seven days per week from a.m. to 9 p.m., the buffet located next to Weis supermarket, is one of several restaurants Guo operates in the state with other locations in Lewisburg and Sunbury. Mortgage security requirement relaxed SOMERSET The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development division has relaxed the mortgage security requirement on repair loans to very low-income rural homeowners. The change will provide money for general repairs to improve or modernize homes and to remove health and safety hazards. Loans can be made for amounts up to over a 20-year period at an interest rate of 1 percent annually. Single-member households must have an adjusted annual income of less than and a family of four must have an income of less than per year to apply. For more information, call 445-6174, ext. 4. Flight attendants in contract talks attendants of Allegheny Airlines, the US Airways Express regional carrier that serves State College, are in nego- tiations for a new contract. All regional flight attendants represented by the Association of Flight Attendants, AFL-CIO, are engaged in a campaign to bring regional pay more in line with pay at major airlines. Union officials site a 40 percent dis- parity between pay for regional attendants and those at the larger carriers. US Airways is negotiating a merger with United Airlines, which has announced that it is evaluating its plans to acquire and operate US Airways' regional subsidiaries as a necessary feeder system for the mainline operation. Senior community to host After Hours Colonial Courtyards, an assisted living complex for seniors', Donahoe Manor Road, will be the site for Business After Hours, from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 22 for the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce. Tours will show off living arrangements that include studios, one- bedroom apartments and companion suites. Common area accommoda- tions are provided for dining, relaxing, recreation and family gather- ings, indoors and outdoors. Reservations are requested by Tuesday with the chamber at 623-2233. Home show space filling exhibit spaces remain available for the 2001 Home and Garden Show that will fill Jordan Hall at the Bedford Fairgrounds March 30 to April 1. Businesses that offer goods and services to homeowners will dis- play their wares, provide information and tips and offer prizes at the annual event sponsored by the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce. The show will run 5 to 8 p.m. March 30; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 31; and noon to 5 p.m. April 1. New exhibitors will show landscaping and lawn care, home care, cus- tom woodworking, pet containment, skylighting, alarm systems, com- puter-technology wiring, furniture and concrete products. Prospective exhibitors can obtain details from special projects coor- dinator Carla Koontz at the chamber, 623-2233. From Mirror staff and wire reports Goodyear, unlike European com- petitors such as Michelin, also must contend with the strong dollar. Price said that translating European sales from euros to dollars cost Goodyear million last year. The year was not a total bust for Goodyear. Sales of replacement tires increased nearly fivefold in the fourth quarter from the year-earlier period. "Most of it was probably fallout from the Firestone Price said. Goodyear has increased its adver- tising budget by 30 percent this year and is stepping up sales calls on Firestone dealers, in hopes of get- ting them to switch to Goodyear. Goodyear also said that productiv- ity gains trimmed off the cost of every tire it shipped last year. In September 1999, Goodyear merged its European operations with Sumitomo Tire and Rubber's Dunlop plants and retained 75 per- cent of the newly formed joint ven- ture. Business warms to peer-to-peer technology BY BOB KEEFE Cox News Service SAN FRANCISCO Napster Inc. may be on its death bed, but the tech- nology behind it is alive and kicking. Businesses are beginning to use the "peer-to-peer" computing tech- nology made popular by Napster to share important files. Beyond that, scientists searching for extraterrestrial life are using it to tap a pool of surplus computing power. And with dozens of other Napster-like pro- grams, consumers are sharing photos, music and other material .Two days after an appeals court ordered the potential shutdown of Napster, which helped users share copy- righted music for free, venture capital- ists and computer industry gurus said at a conference mat even more peer-to- peer applications are on the way. "What Napster told us is the shape of the next generation of the Internet and what it will look said Tim O'Reilly, whose O'Reilly Associates Inc. technical publishing company sponsored the conference. With peer-to-peer software, users can link their PCs together through the Internet to share files, hard drive space and memory. It turns tradi- tional desktops into virtual server computers that can be accessed by others anywhere on the Internet using PCs and eventually, propo- nents said, by everything from cell phones to portable music players. The technology isn't new. In fact, it creates the kind of connected global networks that Internet founders envisioned. But it took Napster and its 50 million users to put a spotlight on its possibilities. "We got interested in peer-to-peer when someone at a meeting said, 'What should we do about said Intel Corp. execu- tive Bob Knighten, considered the giant chip maker's peer-to-peer evangelist. "Our first reaction was, 'Stay away, we'll get sued.' But my perception was that this could be a very interesting technology." Peer-to-peer technology can be valuable for businesses trying to share files between offices without buying high-priced servers and high-speed Internet connections. 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Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

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Your Membership Includes:
  • 25 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 145+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
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Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 145+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
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Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 145+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

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