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Bucksport's papermaking lore captured in "Still Mill"

Bucksport's papermaking lore captured in

"Farewell, dear materials coordinators, mill controllers and mill managers," writes Bucksport's poet laureate, Pat Ranzoni, toward the end of her new book "Still Mill."

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A look at how Koch does business

A look at how Koch does business

Charles and David Koch are best known for their controversial political empire, where they ply their combined personal fortunes of nearly $96 billion into conservative causes and candidates across the nation. They're less known for the business empire that's enabled that wealth: Koch Industries.

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Sappi, farmers work together to save money (and the world)

Sappi, farmers work together to save money (and the world)

Is the Cloquet Sappi mill the greenest in the world? While there hasn't been an official trophy awarded by pulp and paper mills worldwide, Cloquet Sappi manager Mike Schultz is quite certain we have a winner here.

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Kimberly-Clark Reports Year One Results of Sustainability 2022 Program

Appleton Coated files for receivership, seeks a buyer

Appleton Coated, struggling under "burdensome debt," filed a state petition for receivership Thursday to continue operations while it seeks a buyer.

Norpac to slash production; potential layoffs loom

Norpac will slash its production capacity by nearly a third in October, idling one of three paper machines at the Longview mill in effort to remain competitive, the papermaker announced Wednesday. The capacity cut could lead ...

Suzano reportedly ready to discuss merger with Fibria

The Brazilian paper maker Suzano could study a possible merger with Fibria, the country's largest pulp producer, Suzano chief executive officer Walter Schalka said during a recent investors conference.

Central National Gottesman's (CNG) Spicers Paper Inc. Acquires Northern California's JC Paper

Central National Gottesman Inc. has signed a definitive Purchase Agreement to acquire the business of JC Paper, based in Fremont, CA, expanding its paper distribution presence in Northern California and Nevada.

UPDATE: Resolute Forest Products to lay off 31 percent of its workforce in Calhoun, Tennessee by cutting 222 jobs

Resolute Forest Products is cutting 222 jobs at its Calhoun, Tenn., mill as it shuts down newsprint production operations and puts more focus on making tissue.

Lumber stocks fall as BMO doubts quick fix for softwood dispute

Shares of major Canadian lumber producers came under pressure Monday after an analyst doused cold water on hope for a solution to the cross-border softwood dispute any time soon.

Orora CEO says cheap energy means US trumps Australia

The chief executive of $3.3 billion packaging giant Orora says the North American economy has better prospects over the next year than the Australia's, largely because of substantially cheaper energy prices and lower cost pre...

Packaging Corporation of America to bring 100 jobs to Marshfield, Wisconsin

Packaging Corporation of America will move its Colby, Wisconsin facility to Marshfield, bringing with it 80 jobs and creating 20 more once the facility is up and running.

Leading Stories

Appleton Coated files for receivership, seeks a buyer

Appleton Coated files for receivership, seeks a buyer

Appleton Coated, struggling under "burdensome debt," filed a state petition for receivership Thursday to continue operations while it seeks a buyer.

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Norpac to slash production; potential layoffs loom

Norpac to slash production; potential layoffs loom

Norpac will slash its production capacity by nearly a third in October, idling one of three paper machines at the Longview mill in effort to remain competitive, the papermaker announced Wednesday. The capacity cut could lead to an unknown number of layoffs at one of Longview's major employers.

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Suzano reportedly ready to discuss merger with Fibria

Suzano reportedly ready to discuss merger with Fibria

The Brazilian paper maker Suzano could study a possible merger with Fibria, the country's largest pulp producer, Suzano chief executive officer Walter Schalka said during a recent investors conference.

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Central National Gottesman's (CNG) Spicers Paper Inc. Acquires Northern California's JC Paper

Central National Gottesman's (CNG) Spicers Paper Inc. Acquires Northern California's JC Paper

Central National Gottesman Inc. has signed a definitive Purchase Agreement to acquire the business of JC Paper, based in Fremont, CA, expanding its paper distribution presence in Northern California and Nevada.

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UPDATE: Resolute Forest Products to lay off 31 percent of its workforce in Calhoun, Tennessee by cutting 222 jobs

UPDATE: Resolute Forest Products to lay off 31 percent of its workforce in Calhoun, Tennessee by cutting 222 jobs

Resolute Forest Products is cutting 222 jobs at its Calhoun, Tenn., mill as it shuts down newsprint production operations and puts more focus on making tissue.

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Lumber stocks fall as BMO doubts quick fix for softwood dispute

Lumber stocks fall as BMO doubts quick fix for softwood dispute

Shares of major Canadian lumber producers came under pressure Monday after an analyst doused cold water on hope for a solution to the cross-border softwood dispute any time soon.

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Orora CEO says cheap energy means US trumps Australia

Orora CEO says cheap energy means US trumps Australia

The chief executive of $3.3 billion packaging giant Orora says the North American economy has better prospects over the next year than the Australia's, largely because of substantially cheaper energy prices and lower cost pressures on households.

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Packaging Corporation of America to bring 100 jobs to Marshfield, Wisconsin

Packaging Corporation of America to bring 100 jobs to Marshfield, Wisconsin

Packaging Corporation of America will move its Colby, Wisconsin facility to Marshfield, bringing with it 80 jobs and creating 20 more once the facility is up and running.

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Verso Paper mill in Jay may get further investment

Verso Paper mill in Jay may get further investment

The Verso paper mill in Jay could be in line for additional investment as the company considers all options for increasing value.

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Irving plans tissue facility in Georgia, 200 jobs

Irving plans tissue facility in Georgia, 200 jobs

Construction is expected to start this summer, a news release from Gov. Nathan Deal's office said, with completion expected in 2019.

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APP, With Japanese Agencies, Plants Seeds to Conserve a Riau Forest

Florida water regulators approve big permits for pulp mills

Hindustan Paper's Nagaon, Cachar employees not paid for months, government says

Dow, DuPont set Aug. 31 for closing of merger

Fire crews respond to blaze at Weyerhaeuser facility

WestRock to close facility in Waxahachie, Texas; 145 jobs lost

U.S. lumber industry says it won't accept Canada's latest softwood proposal

Cascades announces the construction of a new packaging plant in New Jersey

Georgia-Pacific acquires PAX Corrugated Products in Lebanon, Ohio.

DS Smith to acquire Interstate Resources, Inc.

Industry News

LSC Communications Completes Acquisition of CREEL

LSC Communications Completes Acquisition of CREEL

LSC Communications, Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of CREEL Printing, a privately-owned offset and digital printing company based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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West Fraser gets U.S. antitrust approval for Gilman buy

West Fraser gets U.S. antitrust approval for Gilman buy

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. announced that, further to its news release of July 26, 2017, the United States Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart‑Scott‑Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 with respect to West Fraser's proposed acquisition of six sawmills and a finger‑joint mill from the Howard Gilman Foundation and other shareholders.

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Appvion facility evacuated after chemical leak

Appvion facility evacuated after chemical leak

A chemical leak at Appvion in Appleton prompted an evacuation and shut down nearby Wisconsin Avenue for a few hours Tuesday afternoon.

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Harvesting for Metsä Group's bioproduct mill begins

Harvesting for Metsä Group's bioproduct mill begins

Harvesting wood for the needs of the bioproduct mill in Äänekoski started on 11 August 2017.

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Professor: BC wildfires will have deep impacts on forest industry

Professor: BC wildfires will have deep impacts on forest industry

A UNBC Professor fears the wildfires raging across BC will have significant impacts on forestry operators, especially smaller ones focusing on localized areas.

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Rayonier Advanced Materials and Tembec Announce Antitrust Clearance from Chinese Ministry of Commerce in Connection with the Transaction

Rayonier Advanced Materials and Tembec Announce Antitrust Clearance from Chinese Ministry of Commerce in Connection with the Transaction

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. and Tembec Inc. announced that they received notification from the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China...

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Judge breaks down containerboard antitrust action, says prices were raised, but no evidence of scheme

Judge breaks down containerboard antitrust action, says prices were raised, but no evidence of scheme

A Chicago federal judge has boxed up a class action antitrust suit against two containerboard companies, which alleged the companies conspired to fix prices, saying plaintiffs may have raised prices and cut production, but defendants failed to show the acts were part of a scheme and not simply reactions to the market.

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Klabin paper mill annual shutdown completed

Klabin paper mill annual shutdown completed

Valmet announced it has completed the annual shutdown of Klabin S.A. Monte Alegre paper mill in Brazil successfully.

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Cascades Announces The Closure Of Its New York City Plant

Cascades Announces The Closure Of Its New York City Plant

Cascades Inc. announced that it will close its packaging plant in Maspeth, New York, as part of the Corporation's modernization and optimization efforts in the Northeastern United States.

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Former employee pleads guilty to theft of items at Verso's Jay mill

Former employee pleads guilty to theft of items at Verso's Jay mill

A Jay, Maine man, one of three former employees accused of taking items from Verso paper mill in Jay, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Franklin County Superior Court.

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Sun Chemical Names Veritiv as Distribution Partner of Streamline Solvent Inks for Wide Format Printing Market

UPM Raflatac expands its presence in the United States by acquiring the assets of Texas-based Southwest Label Stock

DuPont pays $400 million to settle environmental lawsuits

Rayonier Advanced Materials and Tembec advance acquisition

Port Townsend Paper mill fire quickly extinguished

Resolute CEO: U.S. Lumber Duties Won't Hurt Future Earnings

Update: Copec's Eldorado bid faces three rival offers, sources say

Nippon Paper to shut down coating machines

Brazil's Suzano to merge different shares into single stock class

Mac Papers completes acquisition of Florida Graphic Supply

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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