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GLV shareholders approve sale of pulp and paper division

Source: Daily News | 2014-11-18
Shareholders of GLV adopted a resolution approving the sale of GLV's Pulp & Paper Division to 9027173 Canada Inc., a corporation owned by Richard Verreault, the president and chief executive officer of GLV and Laurent Verreault, the...

Quebec cellulose filament plant ramps up production

Source: Daily News | 2014-11-12
The new cellulose filament (CF) demonstration plant at Kruger's Trois-Rivières facility is now producing a high quality, world-class strengthening bioproduct equivalent to that produced in the laboratory environment.

Cascades inaugurates solar park in Kingsey Falls

Source: Daily News | 2014-10-22
The solar heat facility that Cascades began building in June was inaugurated on Oct. 20 by Pierre Arcand, Quebec’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Northern Plan; Mario Plourde, president and...

PAPTAC launches fellowship program for 100th anniversary

Source: Daily News | 2014-10-14
As part of the association’s centennial anniversary celebrations, PAPTAC has initiated a Fellowship program. The program aims to recognize outstanding individuals who have demonstrated a long-term and significant contribution to either:...

Mixed Q2 earnings for Canadian forest products companies

Source: Daily News | 2014-10-08
Canadian forest products companies reported mixed earnings for the second quarter of 2014, with integrated producers, especially those with a building products focus, reporting the strongest results, according to PwC’s Net Earnings...

Financial incentive for retrofits of lighting, compressed air

Source: Daily News | 2014-10-06
The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has made updates to the saveONenergy Retrofit Program that provide additional financial incentives for Ontario businesses to reduce energy used by lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)...

TAPPI seeking nominations for young industry leaders

Source: Daily News | 2014-10-06
TAPPI is requesting nominations for the Young Professionals Division’s Top 20 Under 30 Award. The contest is intended to recognize individuals under the age of 30 who stand out as emerging leaders in the global pulp, paper, packaging and...

GLV to split water treatment, pulp and paper divisions

Source: Daily News | 2014-10-01
One of the founding families of GLV Inc. has offered to buy the company’s pulp and paper division, allowing the water treatment division to continue operations as “a pure water treatment company” under the name Ovivo.

BASF reorganizes paper chemicals business

Source: Daily News | 2014-09-29
BASF is changing the organizational set-up of its paper chemicals business “to strengthen its competitiveness and better meet the needs of the paper industry,” the company explains. BASF offers a comprehensive range of chemical...

Forest industry offers award for Aboriginal youth

Source: Daily News | 2014-09-29
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is opening up nominations for its annual Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth, as part of its continuing effort to encourage more Aboriginal workers to consider a career in the forest sector.