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Strathcona Paper bought by U.S. packaging company

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-03
PaperWorks Industries, Inc. of Pennsylvania has acquired CanAmPac, the parent company of coated recycled board (CRB) producer Strathcona Paper (Napanee, Ont.), folding carton manufacturer Boehmer Box and LYFT Visual graphic services.

PAPTAC disbanding its Standard Methods Committee

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-03
The PAPTAC Standard Methods Committee will be officially dissolved as of October 1, 2015, based on the recommendation of the association’s executive council.

Forest industry applauds Standing Committee report on renewal of sector

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-24
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) says the recommendations by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources on transforming the forest sector will help the industry reach its goals for growth and innovation.

Yurkovich will take the helm of Council of Forest Industries

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-24
Susan Yurkovich will serve as president and chief executive officer of The Council of Forest Industries’ (COFI) as of September 14, 2015. She will also serve as president of the BC Lumber Trade Council.

Fairfax Financial acquires block of Tembec shares

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-16
Fairfax Financial Holdings has acquired, through its subsidiaries, almost 20 million common shares of Tembec Inc., representing approximately 19.9% of the issued and outstanding shares. The shares were purchased in a private transaction at a...

Our competitive advantage is people, say execs at PacWest

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-15
The theme of this year’s PacWest conference was Leveraging our Competitive Advantage, and the executives speaking on the opening panel generally agreed that our competitive advantage in the pulp and paper industry is our people.

PacWest: CF makes the leap to commercial products

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-12
Kruger announced at the PacWest conference that its cellulose filament product, FiloCell, is now being used as an additive in two commercial applications within the paper industry. Balazs Tolnai, general manager, technology, made the...

PacWest draws a crowd to Whistler

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-11
The allure of Whistler and a strong technical program have drawn more than 350 people to the PacWest industry conference. The annual event began June 10 with short courses on various topics, a welcome reception and trade show. The four-day...

Forest industry interns begin the Green Dream

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-09
Fifteen students are receiving a scholarship and an iPad mini from the Forest Products Association of Canada as part of the 2015 Green Dream Internship program. The students will blog about their adventures as interns in Canada's forest...

FPAC begins search for new CEO

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-09
The Board of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is launching an executive search for a new president and CEO.