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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.

Deadline approaches for PaperWeek Canada abstracts

Source: Daily News | 2014-09-26
The Sept. 29 deadline for submitting abstracts to present at PaperWeek Canada, the major Canadian gathering for the advancement of the pulp and paper industry, is only days away.

Greenpac and Norampac Niagara Falls start shipping again after fire

Source: Daily News | 2014-09-24
Operations have partially resumed at the Greenpac and Norampac containerboard mills in Niagara Falls, NY, following the fire that occurred in the exterior old corrugated containers (OCC) stock piles on Sept. 20. Both mills have begun shipping...

Tsilhqot'in land claim decision could affect forest products companies

Source: Daily News | 2014-09-10
A recent Supreme Court decision on the land claim of the Tsilhqot'in Nation changes the landscape and forest products companies may get caught up in the turmoil, warns Aboriginal legal expert James O’Reilly.