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Atlantic Packaging workers accept new contract

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-24
Unifor members at Atlantic Packaging have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new collective agreement that will see increases in wages and benefits, the union states. The new agreement will see wage increases of 2% in each year of the contract...

Software provider MAJIQ makes changes to management team

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-24
MAJIQ Inc., a developer of software solution for the pulp and paper industry, has announced the promotion of James (Jim) Rauch to vice-president, software development. Rauch will focus on software delivery for MAJIQ.

Study shows cleanliness of corrugated shipping containers

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-18
Testing and analysis conducted by the University of California-Davis and toxicology experts Haley & Aldrich investigating the cleanliness of corrugated shipping containers confirmed that all corrugated containers tested met acceptable...

Paper-based packaging will adapt, says RockTenn exec

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-11
Holding a printed, corrugated box, Jim Porter told the audience at PaperWeek Canada, “Literally, there is no better product on the planet, as far as I’m concerned, than a fibre-based package.”

Cascades completes sale of its North American boxboard operations

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-10
The sale of Cascades Inc.’s North American boxboard manufacturing and converting assets to Graphic Packaging Holding Company, previously announced in December, was completed on Feb. 4, 2015.

Spicers Canada bought by U.S. paper distribution business

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-10
Central National-Gottesman Inc. (CNG), a leading global distributor of pulp, paper and forestry products, has expanded its North American distribution business, adding Spicers Canada to its growing portfolio of regional paper merchants.

PaperWeek Canada: We're on the road to transformation, but not there yet

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-04
Industry transformation through innovation will be a long process, and we’re not there yet. This was the message from the pulp and paper industry leaders assembled for a panel discussion that kicked off the PaperWeek Canada conference and...

Restructuring will eliminate 1000 jobs at Voith Paper

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-04
The Voith Group is proceeding with a previously announced consolidation of its worldwide administrative functions and capacity adjustment at Voith Paper that will result in a workforce reduction of up to 1,600 jobs worldwide by the end of 2016....

Pierre Lapointe honored by PAPTAC with Bates award

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-28
Pierre Lapointe, president and CEO of FPInnovations, will be presented the John S. Bates Memorial Gold Medal, one of PAPTAC's highest individual honours. The Bates medal is awarded to a member of the association in recognition of their great...

SKF expanding network of certified rebuilders for electric motor repair

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-28
Electric motors make frequent appearances in reliability incident reports. For many companies, electric motor failures lead to a continual cycle of costly repairs and unplanned downtime, according to SKF Canada. And, says the company, since 40%...