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Former Quebec Premier to mediate land dispute affecting Resolute

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-28
The Government of Québec is retaining the services of Lucien Bouchard, former Premier of the province, to act as mediator for a land dispute issue that affects Resolute Forest Products' forestry certification in the Lac-Saint-Jean region...

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%...

Valmet purchasing process automation business from Metso

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-21
Only a year after Metso split the company’s pulp and paper business from its process automation operations, the two will be reunited. Valmet Corp. (formerly Metso’s pulp and paper business) has agreed to purchase Metso's Process...

Forest products M&A activity holds steady in 2014

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-21
Global merger and acquisition activity in the forest, paper and packaging sector in Q4 2014 saw an increase in deal volume and total deal value relative to the third quarter (Q3) of 2014. A total of 34 M&A deals were announced during Q4...

Saskatchewan and Alberta pair up to fight mountain pine beetle

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-20
The Saskatchewan and Alberta governments have reaffirmed their long-standing co-operation on forest insects and disease, signing a three year agreement to work together on mountain pine beetle management. Saskatchewan will provide $1.25 million...

UPM begins commercial production of wood-based diesel

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-13
The world’s first wood-based renewable diesel biorefinery has started commercial production in Lappeenranta, Finland. UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery is based on a hydrotreatment process developed by UPM, and produces approximately 120...

Catalyst purchase of U.S. mills gets the green light

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-07
Verso Paper Corp. has reached a settlement with the United States Department of Justice that will permit the company to proceed with its acquisition of NewPage Holdings Inc., which means B.C.-based Catalyst Paper can proceed with its...

Robots and autonomous vehicles could soon be part of woodlands operations

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-07
Robotics, automation, telematics and autonomous vehicles. These advanced technologies might soon be found in the forest and thereby make it possible to provide forest workers with a safer, more efficient work environment. The Forest Machine...

Resolute gets six-month extension for suspended FSC certificate

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-07
The Forest Stewardship Council Canada has requested a six-month extension to be granted by the certification body Rainforest Alliance for a suspended forest certificate held by Resolute Forests Products in Lac St-Jean, Quebec. The deadline for...