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Quebec forms group to examine fibre costs

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-29
The Quebec government has formed a working group to examine fibre supply costs and the competitiveness of the province’s forest industry. Made up of representatives from the ministries of finance, the economy and forests, the...

Grants available for bioproducts or technologies

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-29
A new funding program from Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions aims to increase the value derived from Alberta's abundant, renewable biomass resource with new products or technologies for the province's bioindustrial sector.

Cascades' research and development centre celebrates 30 years

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-22
July 22 marks the 30th anniversary of Cascades Inc.'s Research and Development Centre. The company says its facility is Canada's largest private research centre in the pulp and paper industry, with a team of 45 seasoned scientists,...

Kadant Canada's Mike Soucy named VP at Kadant Johnson

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-22
Mike Soucy, president of Kadant Canada, is joining Kadant Johnson Inc. as vice-president, systems technologies, effective Aug. 3. Both companies are subsidiaries of Kadant Inc.

Resolute gathers young employees for leadership training

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-14
The next generation of leaders for Resolute Forest Products met in Montréal recently for a two-day leadership training and networking event. Resolute headquarters experienced a brief influx of new faces, as 22 young employees gathered...

Québec government settles forest management dispute with Cree

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-14
Québec Premier Philippe Couillard welcomed Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) Matthew Coon Come at a ceremony on July 13 at which a new partnership and collaboration agreement was signed. The Grand Council of...

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...

FPAC's David Lindsay addresses forest ministers

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-10
Speaking to the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers meeting on July 10, FPAC president and CEO David Lindsay discussed the journey of transformation that Canada’s forest products industry has undertaken. On behalf of the Forest Products...

Industry leaders make commitment to pursue innovation

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-10
A high-level meeting of industry, government and research organizations has led to a declaration of intent to continue commercialization of new products and technologies in the forest sector.

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.