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WestRock to Acquire Five Facilities from U.S. Corrugated Holdings, Inc.

WestRock Company announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain operations of U.S. Corrugated, a large independent manufacturer of corrugated products for packaging and displays.

Pratt opens new facility

Conyers, Ga.-based Pratt Industries has opened a new recycling facility on Atlanta's westside.

Shuttered UPM Madison, Maine mill to be sold piecemeal in June auction

Owners of the shuttered UPM-Kymmene mill in Madison will sell off 3,000 separate pieces of industrial equipment through a three-day online auction starting June 13.

Kimberly-Clark mill in Beech Island, S.C. receives global recognition for conserving hundreds of millions of gallons of water

A Beech Island business is doing its part to conserve water. The Kimberly-Clark mill has recently received global recognition for its work to conserve water.

Asia Pulp and Paper sustainability officer Aida Greenbury exits

Aida Greenbury, one of the most high-profile figures in the forestry industry, is leaving Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) after 13 years with the company.

Verso seeks to cut costs

Verso Corp. is looking to cut $55 million in costs this year as it saw a net loss to start off the year.

Dow merger with DuPont gets conditional approval in Brazil

Brazil approved the planned merger of Dow Chemical Co and DuPont on Wednesday, conditioned on a global divestment plan including its Brazilian corn seed business.

Resolute U.S. racketeering lawsuit against Greenpeace moved to California

A racketeering lawsuit launched by multinational forestry giant Resolute Forest Products against Greenpeace should be heard in California, an American court has ruled.

Leading Stories

WestRock to Acquire Five Facilities from U.S. Corrugated Holdings, Inc.

WestRock to Acquire Five Facilities from U.S. Corrugated Holdings, Inc.

WestRock Company announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain operations of U.S. Corrugated, a large independent manufacturer of corrugated products for packaging and displays.

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Pratt opens new facility

Pratt opens new facility

Conyers, Ga.-based Pratt Industries has opened a new recycling facility on Atlanta's westside.

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Shuttered UPM Madison, Maine mill to be sold piecemeal in June auction

Shuttered UPM Madison, Maine mill to be sold piecemeal in June auction

Owners of the shuttered UPM-Kymmene mill in Madison will sell off 3,000 separate pieces of industrial equipment through a three-day online auction starting June 13.

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Kimberly-Clark mill in Beech Island, S.C. receives global recognition for conserving hundreds of millions of gallons of water

Kimberly-Clark mill in Beech Island, S.C. receives global recognition for conserving hundreds of millions of gallons of water

A Beech Island business is doing its part to conserve water. The Kimberly-Clark mill has recently received global recognition for its work to conserve water.

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Asia Pulp and Paper sustainability officer Aida Greenbury exits

Asia Pulp and Paper sustainability officer Aida Greenbury exits

Aida Greenbury, one of the most high-profile figures in the forestry industry, is leaving Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) after 13 years with the company.

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Verso seeks to cut costs

Verso seeks to cut costs

Verso Corp. is looking to cut $55 million in costs this year as it saw a net loss to start off the year.

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Dow merger with DuPont gets conditional approval in Brazil

Resolute U.S. racketeering lawsuit against Greenpeace moved to California

WestRock plans $50 million investment project in Virginia

Judge denies injunction in Kimberly-Clark surgical gowns case

RAPP Launches 2017 Fire-Free Village Program Ahead of Dry Season

Resolute says U.S. tariffs behind move to lay off more than 1,000 workers

White Birch Bear Island paper mill in Virginia shutting down; 165 employees being laid off

A random walk with Gene

Random Thoughts About Teen Drivers

Random Thoughts About Teen Drivers

Every year we talk to new teen drivers about safety behind the wheel. Every year it gets more and more difficult to impress upon the kids the importance of not driving distracted. But to beat a dead horse, here are some thoughts that may help you with your own teen drivers.

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Irreconcilable?

Being a parent

Football and Elections

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

American Forest Foundation, International Paper, Procter & Gamble and 3M Announce Carolinas Working Forest Conservation Collaborative

American Forest Foundation, International Paper, Procter & Gamble and 3M Announce Carolinas Working Forest Conservation Collaborative

American Forest Foundation (AFF), International Paper, The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) and 3M Company announced the formation of the Carolinas Working Forest Conservation Collaborative a joint initiative in the Coastal Carolinas Plain to educate and engage family woodland owners in sustainable forestry, forest certification, the enhancement of habitat for at-risk species, and the conservation of bottomland hardwood forests.

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DuPont Honors Bemis in 2017 Packaging Innovation Competition

DuPont Honors Bemis in 2017 Packaging Innovation Competition

Bemis Company, Inc. has been honored by DuPont for the Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Bakery Delights package featuring textured film. The package received a Silver Award in the 2017 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation.

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Georgia-Pacific Brewton Mill Completes $388 Million Energy Improvement Project, Invests Another $50 Million For Product Improvements

Georgia-Pacific Brewton Mill Completes $388 Million Energy Improvement Project, Invests Another $50 Million For Product Improvements

Local and state officials joined Georgia-Pacific Brewton mill employees and their families on Saturday to celebrate the completion of a $388 million energy improvement project after two years of construction.

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Britain follows Australia's lead on plain packaging for tobacco products

Britain follows Australia's lead on plain packaging for tobacco products

Britain has introduced tough new rules which mean cigarettes and tobacco products must be sold in plain green packets and feature prominent, graphic health warnings.

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Metsä Board achieves EcoVadis Gold rating for its sustainability practices

Metsä Board achieves EcoVadis Gold rating for its sustainability practices

Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, has achieved the Gold level rating by EcoVadis for its approach to sustainability.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö continues to acquire own shares

Ahlstrom-Munksjö continues to acquire own shares

The Board of Directors of Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj has decided to utilize the authorization given by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on May 16, 2017 and continues to repurchase own shares.

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Pratt introduces D Flute for eCommerce Packaging

Smurfit Kappa celebrates a decade of excellence in sustainability achievements

AF&PA Urges Senate to Approve Regulatory Accountability Act Following Committee Passage of the Legislation

UPM and FSC announce a global strategic partnership

Washington governor signs biomass bill

Brazilian wood pulp producer Eldorado delays first quarter results

Orora, Valmet renew services agreement for Botany mill

Spotlight

CBG solves the problems of frozen or broken fasteners

CBG solves the problems of frozen or broken fasteners

When frozen or broken bolts, studs or rivets put a stop to your operations or maintenance and repair program, CBG will solve the problem for you. In fact, CBG will disintegrate the problem.

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Global Paper Industry Meets to Advance Priorities

Global Paper Industry Meets to Advance Priorities

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) joined global industry executives and CEOs in Berlin, Germany, for the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) Annual Meeting and the 8th International CEO Roundtable.

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Greenpeace: 6 ways corporate lawsuits kill free speech (and how to fight back!)

Greenpeace: 6 ways corporate lawsuits kill free speech (and how to fight back!)

Greenpeace: "Free speech is a right. So how can a corporation possibly stop you from speaking out? Using a legal tactic called a SLAPP, corporations like the massive Canadian logging company, Resolute Forest Products, are attempting to crack down on free speech by suing their critics into submission."

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The passion and pathos of 'Papermaker'

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

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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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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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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April 2017

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