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Week of 18 September 2017: Be careful how you define your team, part 2

Week of 18 September 2017: Be careful how you define your team, part 2

Last week we talked about exactly who is defined as part of your team. This was done from the stance of making sure you don't, due to naïve generosity, take on work outside your scope and in the end, do everything poorly. At the same time, you must ward off the outside work without building silos or fortresses that seed discontent. This week, we will deal with two issues that may come up as you protect your team and strive for excellence in your team's area of responsibility, as well as good relations with all of your coworkers.

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Week of 11 September 2017: Be careful how you define your team, part 1

Week of 4 September 2017: What assets are affecting your performance?

Week of 28 August 2017: Corruption Month 2017, Fourth Week

Week of 21 August 2017: Corruption Month 2017, Third Week

Week of 14 August 2017: Corruption Month 2017, Second Week

Week of 7 August 2017: Corruption Month is here again!

Week of 31 July 2017: People versus computer technology

Week of 24 July 2017: How well do you know your territory?

Week of 17 July 2017: The quandary of environmental advocates

Week of 10 July 2017: Being Hands-on Engineers and Scientists

Week of 3 July 2017: Make your office make a statement

Spotlight

Avery Dennison Gains Momentum in Progress Toward 2025 Sustainability Goals

Avery Dennison Gains Momentum in Progress Toward 2025 Sustainability Goals

Announces Industry-Leading Achievements In Paper Sourcing, Employee Safety

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Sofidel introduces bacteria-eating toilet paper

Sofidel introduces bacteria-eating toilet paper

When the toilet paper makes contact with water, natural, non-pathogenic microorganisms are activated and produce enzymes to eat away dirt. Once their work is complete, the enzymes bio-degrade, leaving no residue or negative environmental impact.

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Dying words: How the final words of billionaire Richard Pratt spurred son Anthony to make his own mark

Dying words: How the final words of billionaire Richard Pratt spurred son Anthony to make his own mark

Anthony Pratt remembers the last words from his father. Richard Pratt, 74, was losing his fight with cancer but not his will for success. The Global Financial Crisis had hit and he was worried.

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New book highlights 'Monfils 6' paper mill murder case

Voith names new CEO

The Shareholders' Committee of Voith Management GmbH has decided about the succession of Dr. Hubert Lienhard, long-standing President and CEO of the Management Board. Stephan Schaller, currently member of Voith Shareholders' ...

SEC filing indicates Verso mill in Jay, Maine could be sold

The firm that owns 66 percent of the company's shares is disappointed with its return and says selling the Androscoggin Mill would be one way to give value to stockholders.

Groundbreaking planned for $184 million Columbia Pulp mill that will turn straw-waste into pulp

Columbia Pulp will have a groundbreaking and community tour next week for its $184 million mill in southeast Washington, which will use straw to make pulp for paper production.

Canada to host meeting of global forestry leaders to plan future of responsible forest development

General Assembly of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in Vancouver to discuss crucial topics for sustainable forest practices around the world

Appvion to cut 62 jobs at distribution center, warehouse

Appvion will lay off 62 workers at its distribution center and warehouse, choosing to use third-party contractors instead, according to the state Department of Workforce Development.

BillerudKorsnäs facility in Karlsborg now back to full production

During the night between September 5th and 6th, there was a fire in one of the buildings at BillerudKorsnäs' production unit in Karlsborg, Sweden.

Pratt outlines San Francisco box plans

Anthony Pratt has revealed his US company will build its next American box plant in the greater San Francisco area, and may spend up to $US500 million ($624.3m) on a new US paper mill as part of his pledge to spend $US2 billi...

WestRock to Build New Corrugated Packaging Plant in Brazil

WestRock Company announced plans to build a new corrugated box plant in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo to meet growing demand from WestRock's regional customers in South America.

Leading Stories

Voith names new CEO

Voith names new CEO

The Shareholders' Committee of Voith Management GmbH has decided about the succession of Dr. Hubert Lienhard, long-standing President and CEO of the Management Board. Stephan Schaller, currently member of Voith Shareholders' Committee and head of the global motorcycle division of BMW Group, has been appointed as successor.

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SEC filing indicates Verso mill in Jay, Maine could be sold

	 SEC filing indicates Verso mill in Jay, Maine could be sold

The firm that owns 66 percent of the company's shares is disappointed with its return and says selling the Androscoggin Mill would be one way to give value to stockholders.

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Groundbreaking planned for $184 million Columbia Pulp mill that will turn straw-waste into pulp

Groundbreaking planned for $184 million Columbia Pulp mill that will turn straw-waste into pulp

Columbia Pulp will have a groundbreaking and community tour next week for its $184 million mill in southeast Washington, which will use straw to make pulp for paper production.

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Canada to host meeting of global forestry leaders to plan future of responsible forest development

Canada to host meeting of global forestry leaders to plan future of responsible forest development

General Assembly of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in Vancouver to discuss crucial topics for sustainable forest practices around the world

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Appvion to cut 62 jobs at distribution center, warehouse

Appvion to cut 62 jobs at distribution center, warehouse

Appvion will lay off 62 workers at its distribution center and warehouse, choosing to use third-party contractors instead, according to the state Department of Workforce Development.

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BillerudKorsnäs facility in Karlsborg now back to full production

BillerudKorsnäs facility in Karlsborg now back to full production

During the night between September 5th and 6th, there was a fire in one of the buildings at BillerudKorsnäs' production unit in Karlsborg, Sweden.

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Pratt outlines San Francisco box plans

Pratt outlines San Francisco box plans

Anthony Pratt has revealed his US company will build its next American box plant in the greater San Francisco area, and may spend up to $US500 million ($624.3m) on a new US paper mill as part of his pledge to spend $US2 billion in the world's biggest economy.

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WestRock to Build New Corrugated Packaging Plant in Brazil

WestRock to Build New Corrugated Packaging Plant in Brazil

WestRock Company announced plans to build a new corrugated box plant in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo to meet growing demand from WestRock's regional customers in South America.

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Large fire at Sonoco facility

Large fire at Sonoco facility

Firefighters were expecting to still be working a fire at Sonoco Friday, after battling blazes at the packaging company for most of the day Thursday.

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Worker falls through Sappi Cloquet roof

Worker falls through Sappi Cloquet roof

A roofing contractor fell 30 feet through a roof at Cloquet's Sappi mill Tuesday morning.

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International Paper expects hurricanes to have $35 million negative impact on earnings

Precautionary evacuation at Clearwater Paper facility

Georgia-Pacific boosts its Alabama investments with $100 million facility in Talladega

Hamburger Containerboard purchases land to set up new paper mill in Kütahya, Turkey

Negotiations at Stora Enso's Kvarnsveden paper mill concluded

Chile's Arauco to move ahead with $185 million facility

Norske Skog to publish new restructuring plan

Södra invests SEK 25 million in Kallinge

DowDuPont alters post-merger breakup plans amid investor pressure

BillerudKorsnäs Karlsborg mill could be back to full production next week

Industry News

Northern Pulp flunks air emission tests again

Northern Pulp flunks air emission tests again

Mill watchdog group says Nova Scotia government is failing to enforce emissions standards

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Expera Specialty Solutions Launches Health-Gard Medical Papers Brand

Expera Specialty Solutions Launches Health-Gard Medical Papers Brand

Expera is launching its new brand of medical papers known as Health-Gard™.

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Trump's 'America First' Vow Turned Upside Down in Lumber Market

Trump's 'America First' Vow Turned Upside Down in Lumber Market

Donald Trump's policy on trade since becoming U.S. president has been all about putting "America First." But in one corner of the commodity world, his actions are having the opposite effect.

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Stora Enso has completed the divestment of Bulleh Shah Packaging in Pakistan

Stora Enso has completed the divestment of Bulleh Shah Packaging in Pakistan

Stora Enso has completed the divestment announced on 26 July 2017 of its 35% holding in the equity accounted investment Bulleh Shah Packaging (Private) Ltd. in Pakistan to the main owner Packages Ltd.

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Looming Chinese Import Ban Creates U.S. Recycling Bottleneck

Looming Chinese Import Ban Creates U.S. Recycling Bottleneck

It soon could become much harder for recycling centers across the U.S. to turn a profit, and some instead could divert reusable materials to landfills, thanks to a looming Chinese import ban on certain types of recycled materials.

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Fire damages U.S. Paper Mills Corp. in Menasha

Fire damages U.S. Paper Mills Corp. in Menasha

Firefighters on Thursday afternoon battled a fire at U.S. Paper Mills Corp. in Menasha.

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DowDuPont Adds a Hyphen Online After Watch Seller Claims Website

DowDuPont Adds a Hyphen Online After Watch Seller Claims Website

DowDuPont Inc. says please don't go to www.dowdupont.com -- unless you want to buy a watch.

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Kruger: No. 8 paper machine started up

Kruger: No. 8 paper machine started up

Announced jointly by Kruger Products and the Government of Québec in July 2016, the $55-million investment to purchase and install PM8 received a $39.5-million loan from Investissement Québec, which is acting as an agent of the Government of Québec in this project.

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Kimberly-Clark to Power North American Mills with Renewable Wind Energy

Kimberly-Clark to Power North American Mills with Renewable Wind Energy

Kimberly-Clark announced its first major commitment to renewable energy with agreements to annually purchase approximately 1,000,000 megawatt hours (245 megawatts - MW) of electricity from two new wind power projects in Texas and Oklahoma.

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Weyerhaeuser reopens lands in western Montana to public access; campfires still banned

Weyerhaeuser reopens lands in western Montana to public access; campfires still banned

Weyerhaeuser Company announced effective immediately that all of its lands in Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, Missoula, Sanders and Ravalli counties in western Montana have been reopened to public access.

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Smurfit Kappa in top 1 percent of Ecovadis worldwide sustainability ratings

Domtar Releases Extended Wear Brief and Pad

Expera Specialty Solutions Announces Flame-Gard Technology

Catalyst Applauds Government's Decision to Cut PST on Electricity in 2017 Budget Update

Rayonier Advanced Materials Announces Restart of Operations after Hurricane Irma

Indonesia reports Australia to WTO over paper duties

Cascades Inaugurates its Expanded Drummondville Packaging Plant

Idled Bear Island, Va. paper mill property is for sale

Chile's Arauco buys rival Masisa's facilities in Brazil in $100 million deal

Shanying Paper International to acquire Nordic Paper

A random walk with Gene

Tricks of the trade

Tricks of the trade

There are a lot of tricks in the auto trade, things dealers do to inexpensively improve the salability of a car. We can learn from these and apply them to our own vehicles either to improve longevity if you're keeping the vehicle or the attractiveness of the vehicle when you sell it. All it takes is a little effort.

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Random Thoughts About Teen Drivers

Irreconcilable?

Being a parent

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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Perspectives

An Overview of Waste Water Treatment Systems

An Overview of Waste Water Treatment Systems

In spite of being both capital and energy intensive, the use of advanced waste water treatment systems is projected to grow about 9% per year. This is related to the requirement to more fully protect water resources. Let's briefly review a few of the methods in use today.

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Preparing for Contract Negotiations

Preparing for Contract Negotiations

This article is intended primarily to focus company management on some of the essential considerations involved when entering into negotiations. Since the end result will not only involve an allocation of resources and have a significant effect on other areas of the company, the achievement of contract goals becomes of highest importance. Here are a few guidelines that may be helpful.

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Understanding Matrix Management

Understanding Matrix Management

Many older managers and some who are now in retirement operated within a traditional business management structure. This included organization charts, which outlined the company functions and lines of reporting...

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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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