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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.

Domtar will commercialize modified softwood pulp fibre at Dryden

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-01
A first-of-its-kind commercial-scale manufacturing facility for new grades of northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp is planned for Domtar’s mill in Dryden, Ont. The project has received $2 million from the IFIT program, and is...

Northern Pulp back in operation after precipitator upgrade

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-01
Northern Pulp in Abercrombie Point, N.S., has resumed operation after a one-month shutdown to install a new electrostatic precipitator. The new equipment is necessary to meet the air pollution reductions required by the mill’s new...

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.

Finance executive joins Catalyst as senior vice-president and CFO

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-24
Catalyst Paper has appointed Frank C. De Costanzo senior vice-president and chief financial officer. Costanzo is a seasoned treasury and finance executive with significant experience and banking relationships across the globe.

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.

CelluForce names new CEO

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-16
CelluForce Inc., a producer of nanocrystalline cellulose (or cellulose nanocrystal) has announced the appointment of Sebastien Corbeil as chief executive officer. Acting president René Goguen returns to his position as vice president,...

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...

Paper Excellence will be here for a century, says executive

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-16
On the occasion of the re-start of Paper Excellence’s Chetwynd pulp mill, the media-shy company opened up a bit in an interview with Business in Vancouver.

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.