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Domtar Windsor manager Eric Ashby named TAPPI Mill Manager of the Year

TAPPI has announced that Eric Ashby of Domtar Windsor in Quebec has been selected as PIMA’s Mill Manager of the Year. Ashby was selected for this honor due to his outstanding leadership, management, and organizational skills leading to...
Mar 4, 2015 9:14AM


FPInnovations receives $20 million in federal funding

The federal government will invest $20.6 million towards reinforcing innovation in the Canadian forest sector through the work of FPInnovations, a research organization focused on the forest products sector.
Mar 4, 2015 8:55AM


Buyer will fund growth of PaperNuts' innovative loose fill packaging

PaperNuts Corp., a fledgling Ontario-based developer and marketer of innovative paper-based packaging solutions, has been acquired by Axiom Corp. and become a wholly-owned subsidiary of that company. 
Mar 3, 2015 11:45PM


Dufresne becomes PAPTAC chairman for 2015

Leadership of PAPTAC, a Canadian pulp and paper association, passed to Robert Dufresne during the group’s annual meeting at PaperWeek Canada in February. Dufresne is vice-president, pulp and paper operations at Resolute Forest Products,...
Mar 3, 2015 11:20PM


Alpac pulp mill will get new Japanese owner

Japan's Hokuetsu Kishu Paper is planning to acquire Canadian pulp producer Alberta-Pacfic Forest Industries Inc. as early as this spring, purchasing all of Alpac's shares from its current owners, Mitsubishi Corp. and Oji Holdings, according to...
Feb 24, 2015 11:21PM


Vancouver packaging plants bought by U.S. holding company

Crown Paper Group, Inc. has acquired Port Townsend Holdings Company, which includes the Port Townsend Paper mill in Port Townsend, Wash.; the Crown Packaging plant in Vancouver. B.C.; the Boxmaster packaging plant, also in Vancouver; and...
Feb 24, 2015 11:08PM


Atlantic Packaging workers accept new contract

Unifor members at Atlantic Packaging have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new collective agreement that will see increases in wages and benefits, the union states. The new agreement will see wage increases of 2% in each year of the contract...
Feb 24, 2015 11:02PM


Software provider MAJIQ makes changes to management team

MAJIQ Inc., a developer of software solution for the pulp and paper industry, has announced the promotion of James (Jim) Rauch to vice-president, software development. Rauch will focus on software delivery for MAJIQ.
Feb 24, 2015 10:56PM


Forest industry welcomes trade action against China

The trade dispute with China over the country’s imposition of import duties on dissolving pulp moved ahead another step in early February, as the federal government requested a panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to resolve the...
Feb 18, 2015 7:24AM


CORRECTED: J.D. Irving expecting to hire 7800 people by 2017 for all divisions

Representatives of the J.D. Irving group of companies are visiting universities and colleges across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Quebec in February, looking for potential new hires for its co-op and summer internship programs. J.D. Irving...
Feb 18, 2015 7:04AM


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