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Jan. 17, 2017 - Shortly after announcing Timothy R. Hess’ recent promotion to senior vice president and business unit president, Specialty Papers, Glatfelter has named David Dickerhoof vice-president of sales and marketing for Specialty Papers, effective immediately. Dickerhoof fills the position previously held by Hess.
Jan. 10, 2017 - Valmet will supply a Valmet DNA automation and information management system for Kemira’s new sodium chlorate production line under construction in Joutseno, Finland, which will control the production process and “ensure reliable operation.”
Jan. 10, 2017 - UPM-Kymmene Inc. and Northern SC Paper Corp., a subsidiary of the New York Times Company, have announced the sale of Madison Paper Industries’ mill site located in Madison, Maine, to a joint venture of New Mill Capital Holdings of N.Y., Perry Videx of Hainesport, N.J., and Infinity Asset Solutions of Toronto, Ont.
Jan. 10, 2017 - Glatfelter has promoted Timothy R. Hess to senior vice president and business unit president, Specialty Papers.
Jan. 4, 2017 - The Western Producer is reporting that Sustaina-Pulp Canada intends to build its first straw-to-pulp mill in Belle Plaine, Sask. According to Les Schaevitz, company president, the process will convert cereal and flax straw into pulp suitable for making paper.

Jan. 4, 2017 - Fortress Paper has entered into an agreement with Chadwick Wasilenkoff for his continued role as executive chairman on a full-time basis.
Jan. 3, 2017 - Officials of the governments of Canada and Quebec broke ground in Varennes, Que., on December 19 to mark the start of construction of the biomethanation facilities of the Société d’économie mixte de l’est de la couronne sud (SEMECS).
Dec. 19, 2016 - Valmet has received an order for a board machine capacity increase upgrade and a three-year paper machine clothing agreement from Matías Gomá Tomás S.A.’s board mill in La Riba, Spain.
Dec. 13, 2016 - Borregaard ASA (BRG) and Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM) say they have secured the necessary approvals from their board of directors and the appropriate permits to proceed with the construction of a new lignin facility at RYAM’s Fernandina Beach site in Florida. The venture, named LignoTech Florida (LTF), will serve the growing global demand for natural lignin-based products.
Dec. 13, 2016 - The Prince George Citizen is reporting that Canfor Pulp’s bid to build a water treatment plant and decanting pond on the north shore of the Nechako River has won city council’s approval.
Dec. 12, 2016 - Biomass North Development Centre has received a funding boost from Ottawa and the Ontario government to implement its Northern Ontario Bioeconomy Strategy.
Dec. 12, 2016 - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) says it is pleased the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance has put forward recommendations that will help support forest sector innovation and transformation.
Dec. 6, 2016 - It’s no secret that demand for newspaper is waning. Even a decade ago, it was common to see public transit commuters absorbed in the “broadsheets” splayed on their laps. Today, not so much. If you hop on a subway, you’re liable to see most commuters, especially younger ones, staring at a smart phone or e-book. At the same time, businesses of all stripes, from insurance firms to medical offices, are slowly but surely eschewing paper in favour of electronic record-keeping systems.
Dec. 6, 2016 - The Canadian Press is reporting that Irving Pulp and Paper Limited has been charged with 15 counts of illegal dumping into the St. John River.
Dec. 2, 2016 - International Paper says it has completed its acquisition of Weyerhaeuser’s pulp business for approximately $2.2 billion in cash, subject to post-closing adjustments.
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