Between the 7th and 16th of April, Klabin will hold its Annual General Shutdown at the Correia Pinto Plant (SC), which consists of stopping paper production to perform maintenance in order to ensure the proper functioning of equipment, and safety and quality for the manufacturing process.
During these ten days, about 50 contracted companies and 1,500 outsourced workers will be involved in the General Shutdown. Among the main activities planned are inspections of boilers, digesters, systems of power generation and distribution and controls of the production process. The number of third-party workers requires logistics and infrastructure that include transportation, lodgings, meals and other items, which move and boost the economy of Correia Pinto and the region. Added to these, are other benefits such as taxes generated for the municipality and extra movement in hotels, bars, restaurants and stores as well as support services for the workers’ stay in the town.
During the days of the Shutdown, the community may notice alterations in odors and noises coming from the mill, especially on the 7th and 8th, at the start of maintenance, and on the 15th and 16th upon the machines’ return to operation. It is important to emphasize that these alterations cause no harm to people’s health nor to the environment.