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Wood costs push Tembec to suspend sawmill operations in Quebec

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-19
Tembec is suspending operations at its three sawmills in Quebec due to the high cost of wood supply in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. The company says the wood costs make its sawmills uncompetitive given the persistent weak market...

Domtar volunteers contribute to park clean-up

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-19
Fifty volunteers from Domtar Corp. and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) gave a springtime makeover to Greenville's River Park North on Saturday, May 16.

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...

Competing papermakers announce strategic alliance

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-13
Mohawk and Arjowiggins Creative Papers have announced a partnership that is the first of its kind partnership in the fine paper industry. The two papermakers will share manufacturing facilities, expertise and proprietary technologies.

Nationwide electrical safety awards program launched

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-12
Canada’s leading publication for electrical professionals, Electrical Business Magazine (EBMag), has launched a nationwide Electrical Safety Champion Awards program, which aims to recognize Canadian companies and individuals who are...

Tembec's cogen project is online, at budget

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-06
Tembec relates some of the challenges of bringing the company’s new turbine online in its quarterly report for the period ending in March 2015. Total construction cost for the cogen project at the company’s Temiscaming pulp and...

Kemira adds Akzo Nobel's paper chemicals business

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-06
Kemira has completed the acquisition of AkzoNobel paper chemicals business that was announced last July. The value of the transaction is EUR 153 million.

FPInnovations adds business development executive

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-05
Charles Gagnon has joined FPInnovations as vice-president of business development, effective May 4. FPInnovations is a not-for-profit R&D institute focused on the Canadian forest sector.

Recent M&A activity focused on the Americas

Source: Daily News | 2015-04-29
Activity in mergers and acquisitions among forest products, paper and packaging companies is off to a good start in 2015, according to the Forest, Paper & Packaging Deals Insights Quarterly published by PwC.

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...