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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:...

Domtar and Kruger Products among 2014 PPI award winners

Source: Daily News | 2014-10-14
Winners of the 2014 PPI Awards, sponsored by RISI, a leading information provider for the global forest products industry, were announced on Oct. 8 at a ceremony in Boston. Among the winners were Domtar’s Windsor, Que., mill, for...

Neucel fined for pulp mill discharge

Source: Daily News | 2014-10-14
Neucel Specialty Cellulose Ltd. has been convicted in provincial court for illegally discharging waste from their pulp mill operation in Port Alice, B.C. The company has been ordered to pay $1,000 in fines to the province and $174,000 to the...

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...

Domtar upgrades evaporator train at Ashdown

Source: Daily News | 2014-10-08
Domtar has contracted Valmet to supply equipment for an evaporator train upgrade at the company’s Ashdown mill in Arkansas, with the aim of significantly reducing energy consumption and fresh water usage. The upgrade will also improve...

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.

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.

Kruger closes PM1 at Brompton newsprint mill

Source: Daily News | 2014-09-29
Kruger Inc. will stop production on the No. 1 paper machine and deinked pulp plant operations at its Brompton newsprint mill for an indefinite period, effective November 14, 2014. The company says the decision is intended to rebalance the...