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New owner closes paperboard mill in Jonquière

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-14
Graphic Packaging International Canada has closed a mill in Jonquière, Que., that it acquired from Cascades just a few months earlier. The thermomechanical paperboard mill in Jonquiere ceased production on July 13. The closure will...

Xerium closes Quebec plant due to high costs

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-07
Xerium Technologies is closing its paper machine clothing facility in Warwick, Que., and will transfer production to the company’s lower-cost plants outside of North America. The Warwick facility employs about 120 people.

Our competitive advantage is people, say execs at PacWest

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-15
The theme of this year’s PacWest conference was Leveraging our Competitive Advantage, and the executives speaking on the opening panel generally agreed that our competitive advantage in the pulp and paper industry is our people.

Forest industry interns begin the Green Dream

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-09
Fifteen students are receiving a scholarship and an iPad mini from the Forest Products Association of Canada as part of the 2015 Green Dream Internship program. The students will blog about their adventures as interns in Canada's forest...

PacWest explores our competitive advantages

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-13
Western Canada’s annual gathering of the pulp and paper industry is returning to Whistler, B.C., this year, on June 10-13. As has been the case in recent years, the 2015 edition of the PacWest conference is characterized by a strong...

Unifor members at Domtar Dryden sign new agreeement

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-06
More than 550 Unifor members employed at the pulp mill and woodlands operations of Domtar’s Dryden, Ont., site have ratified new collective agreements. “We're proud that these agreements meet all elements of Unifor's...

Top execs address the "brain drain" during PaperCon

Source: Daily News | 2015-04-21
Several seasoned executives offered insights during PaperCon about how their companies are dealing the demographic and cultural shifts that have our industry facing a bubble of retirements in coming years, coupled with a shortage of incoming...

Two pulp and paper unions commit to bargaining cooperation

Source: Daily News | 2015-04-07
Two of the country's largest unions in the pulp and paper sector have agreed to work jointly in the next round of pulp and paper bargaining in Western Canada. Unifor and the Pulp, Paper, and Woodworkers of Canada (PPWC) met in Vancouver in late...

Brief strike at Rock Tenn La Tuque is over

Source: Daily News | 2015-03-11
Workers at the Rock Tenn containerboard mill in La Tuque, Que., are ready to restart operations at the mill, after a short strike came to an end on March 10, 2015. A 36-hour strike began on March 6. The next day, Rock Tenn locked out employees....

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

Source: Daily News | 2015-03-04
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...