Jun 25, 2001 Issue #42

Cover Story

And then there were...

The first half of 2001 is over. Finally. As last year's anemic fourth quarter wound down, nearly everybody acknowledged that the industry was about to face some bloodletting. Whether anyone realized how awash in the stuff it would be is another matter entirely. Last week's Chapter 11 filing from Thomaston served as the latest unpleasant chapter in the distressing saga of 2001.