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Week of 23 Jan 2017: What you don't know about your capital project

Week of 23 Jan 2017: What you don't know about your capital project

Construction projects are complicated, even the little ones. I can guarantee you that you can watch a five-million-dollar project all day long for its entire duration and you won't know half of what happened, not half the interactions that occurred over its duration. There is one contemporary and one post completion test you can do...

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Week of 16 Jan 2017: Why mills lose at capital projects

Week of 9 Jan 2017: Lawyers and Capital Projects

Week of 2 Jan 2017: Capital Projects are about to change

Week of 26 Dec 2016: Energy/Perception/ Environment Blend

Week of 19 Dec 2016: I told you energy is political!

Week of 12 Dec 2016: Easy Energy Money

Week of 5 Dec 2016: Power & Energy

Definitive Agreement Reached for WestRock to Acquire Multi Packaging Solutions for $18 per share

WestRock Company and Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited announced Tuesday that a definitive agreement has been reached for WestRock to acquire all of the outstanding shares of MPS for $18.00 per share in cash and...

Explosion at IP facility: Significant structural damage to largest pulp digester as well as power house

International Paper official said Monday that their Cantonment mill in Florida experienced significant structural damage to the largest pulp digester as well as the power house during an explosion Sunday night. There were no ...

Explosion at IP facility

In breaking news overnight, an explosion rocked the International Paper facility in Cantonment Sunday night, 22 Jan 2017, but fortunately, there were no injuries.

WestRock Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Divest Home, Health and Beauty Business for $1.025 Billion

WestRock Company announced Monday, 23 Jan 2017, that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with Silgan Holdings Inc. under which Silgan will purchase WestRock's Home, Health and Beauty business for $1.025 billio...

No injuries as third fire this month ignites at Domtar's Kamloops pulp mill

Kamloops Fire Rescue crews were called to Domtar pulp mill for the second time in 25 hours for report of a small industrial fire.

Gould Paper Corporation rebrands as "JP Gould"

Gould Paper Corporation has brought all of its businesses together under one marketing umbrella "JP Gould." The new brand underscores the collaborative nature of the company's global supply chain.

Researchers, $1M in grants to help Maine recover from 'natural disaster' of mill closures

About $1 million in federal grants and access to the federal laboratory that began the Atomic Age will help the state's $8.5 billion forest products industry determine its future, officials announced Wednesday.

Stora Enso scraps plan to build pulp mill in Beihai, China

Stora Enso plans to scrap a plan to build a chemical pulp mill at its Beihai Mill site in China, as pulp supply is expected to increase due to new investments by rivals, it said on Thursday.

Leading Stories

Definitive Agreement Reached for WestRock to Acquire Multi Packaging Solutions for $18 per share

Definitive Agreement Reached for WestRock to Acquire Multi Packaging Solutions for $18 per share

WestRock Company and Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited announced Tuesday that a definitive agreement has been reached for WestRock to acquire all of the outstanding shares of MPS for $18.00 per share in cash and the assumption of an estimated $873 million in net debt, for a total enterprise value of $2.28 billion.

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Explosion at IP facility: Significant structural damage to largest pulp digester as well as power house

Explosion at IP facility: Significant structural damage to largest pulp digester as well as power house

International Paper official said Monday that their Cantonment mill in Florida experienced significant structural damage to the largest pulp digester as well as the power house during an explosion Sunday night. There were no injuries.

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Explosion at IP facility

Explosion at IP facility

In breaking news overnight, an explosion rocked the International Paper facility in Cantonment Sunday night, 22 Jan 2017, but fortunately, there were no injuries.

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WestRock Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Divest Home, Health and Beauty Business for $1.025 Billion

WestRock Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Divest Home, Health and Beauty Business for $1.025 Billion

WestRock Company announced Monday, 23 Jan 2017, that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with Silgan Holdings Inc. under which Silgan will purchase WestRock's Home, Health and Beauty business for $1.025 billion in cash plus the assumption of approximately $25 million in foreign pension liability.

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No injuries as third fire this month ignites at Domtar's Kamloops pulp mill

No injuries as third fire this month ignites at Domtar's Kamloops pulp mill

Kamloops Fire Rescue crews were called to Domtar pulp mill for the second time in 25 hours for report of a small industrial fire.

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Gould Paper Corporation rebrands as "JP Gould"

Gould Paper Corporation rebrands as

Gould Paper Corporation has brought all of its businesses together under one marketing umbrella "JP Gould." The new brand underscores the collaborative nature of the company's global supply chain.

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Researchers, $1M in grants to help Maine recover from 'natural disaster' of mill closures

Stora Enso scraps plan to build pulp mill in Beihai, China

Chinese company to build biggest paper mill in Ethiopia

NCR agrees to complete Fox River cleanup

Schweitzer-Mauduit International announces capacity expansion for filigree papers

AF&PA Supports New York Senate Passage of Bag Preemption Bill

Another fire at Domtar facility in Kamloops, B.C.

A random walk with Gene

Being a parent

Being a parent

Never assume your children are safe. Never assume school is going well because you are not getting any phone calls. Never assume your children are where you think they are. And never assume your children's friends are good kids.

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Football and Elections

Recounting a Trip to Poland: May 18-26, 2002

Energy costs

TALOtech

Check out TALOtech groups on LinkedIn

Check out TALOtech groups on LinkedIn

The purpose of the TALOtech groups on LinkedIn is to provide a convenient forum for people working within the manufacturing part of this industry to share technical and operating related dialog to promote safe and competitive operations.

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Industry News

Fortress Paper announces $40 million credit agreement

Fortress Paper announces $40 million credit agreement

The Company intends to use the proceeds of the IAM Loan to repay convertible debentures issued by Fortress Paper and for general corporate purposes.

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IFCO Bareroot to acquire four Weyerhaeuser nursery operations

IFCO Bareroot to acquire four Weyerhaeuser nursery operations

IFCO Bareroot, LLC, a sister company to International Forest Company (IFCO), has reached an agreement with Weyerhaeuser Company to purchase four forest seedling nurseries as well as the Flint River Seed Orchard.

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Semitractor-trailers collide at main gate of Georgia-Pacific paper mill

Semitractor-trailers collide at main gate of Georgia-Pacific paper mill

Two fully loaded semitractor-trailers collided at the main gate of the Georgia-Pacific paper mill on Wednesday, Jan. 18, closing Butler Bridge Road for four hours while police, fire and public works personnel responded.

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APP Aims to Boost Sales, Expand Business to Central Asia

APP Aims to Boost Sales, Expand Business to Central Asia

Asia Pulp and Paper, the pulp and paper company of conglomerate Sinar Mas Group, aims to boost its sales this year, banking on its expansion in Central Asia and rapid growth in new growing markets, the company said in a statement.

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Bemis: American packaging company announces Derry, Ireland jobs boost

Bemis: American packaging company announces Derry, Ireland jobs boost

An American packaging company is creating up to 95 jobs in Londonderry.

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Sappi and Felix Schoeller to jointly develop sustainable packaging solutions

Sappi and Felix Schoeller to jointly develop sustainable packaging solutions

Sappi Europe and Felix Schoeller Group have entered into a collaboration agreement that includes the joint development of sustainable barrier paper solutions for flexible packaging applications.

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VPK Packaging Group reaches agreement to acquire SolidPack

Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper mill in Russia to get new evaporation plant

Catalyst receives final order of the Supreme of British Columbia for recapitalization and privatization transaction

DS Smith Completes Acquisition of Parish Manufacturing, Inc.

Fire reported at Quad/Graphics facility in Wisconsin

First Nation Forestry Council and four B.C. Pulp & Paper Companies work together to promote greater co-operation

Holmen named one of the world's most sustainable companies

Spotlight

Miami U. paper foundation seeking executive director

Miami U. paper foundation seeking executive director

The Paper Science and Engineering Foundation at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, is seeking an executive director who will be responsible for all functional aspects of the organization.

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A familiar name in the industry

A familiar name in the industry

Markku Venalainen is President of the Company started by his father, Esko

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2016 AF&PA Sustainability Award Winners Announced at Annual Meeting

2016 AF&PA Sustainability Award Winners Announced at Annual Meeting

Five member companies recognized for exemplary sustainability programs

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A celebration at the University of Washington

Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment News

Your contributions are welcome in this department, regardless of point of view. A few criteria--if you send us a copyrighted piece, also provide a permission to publish statement from the owner. We will not publish overtly political pieces or anonymous pieces.


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Perspectives

The Australian Corrugated Box Market just got more interesting

The Australian Corrugated Box Market just got more interesting

For many years Australia has had substantially a duopoly of corrugated box suppliers, with Visy Industries (Pratt Group) and Amcor (now Orora) between them supplying more than 85% of the market. A bruising "box war" many years ago saw the demise of the Smorgon Group as Australia's third integrated corrugated box supplier. Visy consolidated its market leading position and now holds well over 50% market share and Orora more than 30%. This orderly state of affairs may be about to change.

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The Complexity of Workplace Conflict

The Complexity of Workplace Conflict

Early in my career I was told by an Engineer that the only real problems we would face in our careers were people problems. He went on to explain that solutions could be found for all other problems, but not always for those originating from personnel. As time progressed, I began to appreciate his wisdom more and more...

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Important steps leading to a successful start-up

Important steps leading to a successful start-up

A start-up can be extremely challenging, but upon completion, the accomplishment can become a milestone in the careers of those involved. And, the experience obtained from participation in a start-up is invaluable to those involved.

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Jim's and Steve's Book & Film Club

Let us review your new text!

Steve Roush and Jim Thompson share their literary and arts experiences...

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Jim's upcoming travels

Where is Jim this week?

As I travel, I am always looking for someone to go to dinner with, share a barbeque sandwich lunch and so forth.

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Amateur Radio

Amateur Radio Directory

Amateur Radio Directory

If you are an amateur radio operator (ham radio), please let us know your name, call sign and license class.  We will publish them here.

Send your call sign to KK4WET@qsl.net to be included.

 

 

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December 2016

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October 2016

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