From another site, found the following info:
The word on the street is that they will continue to make films and paper out of the Mobberly plant, near Manchester, as long as it makes financial sense. About 300 people have gotten the pink slip last week, but the skeleton crew to operate manufacturing is still there, research got the ax.
If there is such a thing as an intelligent buyer for a photo paper company, may they recognize the importance of knowledge/experience & quickly re-hire former employees.