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Maine mill calls Port Hawkesbury Paper "subsidized competition"

UPM’s supercalendered paper mill in Madison, Maine, is taking a temporary shutdown for several weeks, citing international competition, energy costs and market conditions, reports the Bangor Daily News.
Jan 13, 2015 8:41PM


ForestEthics says SFI certification program lacks rigour

ForestEthics has released Peeling Back the Eco-Labels, a report comparing the rigour of forest audits conducted in Canada by the two leading forest certification systems: the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Sustainable Forestry...
Jan 13, 2015 8:19PM


Catalyst purchase of U.S. mills gets the green light

Verso Paper Corp. has reached a settlement with the United States Department of Justice that will permit the company to proceed with its acquisition of NewPage Holdings Inc., which means B.C.-based Catalyst Paper can proceed with its...
Jan 7, 2015 7:04AM


Some Port Hawkesbury pensioners have to repay money received in error

A decision has been reached in a case involving two pension administration firms responsible for the pensions of former employees of the Port Hawkesbury, N.S., paper mill when it was owned by NewPage. Details of the settlement were not...
Jan 7, 2015 6:40AM


Robots and autonomous vehicles could soon be part of woodlands operations

Robotics, automation, telematics and autonomous vehicles. These advanced technologies might soon be found in the forest and thereby make it possible to provide forest workers with a safer, more efficient work environment. The Forest Machine...
Jan 7, 2015 6:33AM


Resolute gets six-month extension for suspended FSC certificate

The Forest Stewardship Council Canada has requested a six-month extension to be granted by the certification body Rainforest Alliance for a suspended forest certificate held by Resolute Forests Products in Lac St-Jean, Quebec. The deadline for...
Jan 7, 2015 6:26AM


Ontario mill included in Clearwater Paper sale

Clearwater Paper Corporation has sold its specialty products business and mills to Dunn Paper, Inc., of Michigan. The transaction includes the sale of five Clearwater Paper specialty tissue and machine glazed paper mills located at St....
Dec 31, 2014 7:28AM


Weyerhaeuser announces leadership changes for Cellulose Fibers

Weyerhaeuser Company has appointed Cathy Slater senior vice-president, Cellulose Fibers, and Adrian Blocker senior vice-president, Wood Products, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Weyerhaeuser’s Cellulose Fibres business includes the...
Dec 31, 2014 7:23AM


Lighting supplier chosen for Irving mill pulp mill project

Gardner Electric of Saint John, N.B., has been awarded a $1.3 million contract from Irving Pulp & Paper to supply and install all of the lighting and electrical building services for the pulp mill modernization project underway in Saint...
Dec 31, 2014 6:52AM


B.C. timber supply on agenda at Western forest industry conference

Wood Resources International and the Western Forestry and Conservation Association are organizing a conference on January 28, 2015, titled “Mapping the Course – Timberlands, Forest Products Processing and...
Dec 31, 2014 6:42AM


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