Industry News
Feb. 21, 2017 - The PAPTAC Business Awards recognize excellence in specific management areas and provide an opportunity to promote the highest levels of business leadership in the Canadian pulp and paper industry. The awards were handed out last week at PaperWeek Canada’s Awards Business Luncheon in Montreal, Que.
Feb. 21, 2017 - The Alberta Forest Products Association said forest company leaders from across the province had a “very productive meeting” with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley last week. The meeting focused on Alberta’s trading relationship with the United States and the future vitality of Alberta’s forest sector.
Feb. 19, 2017 - In the midst of the ongoing softwood lumber dispute between Canada and the United States, Ontario's minister of Natural Resources and Forestry has called upon the federal minister of Natural Resources to implement a federal loan guarantee program to help support the forestry industry and the communities that rely on it.
Feb. 16, 2017 - Cascades and the Quebec government are investing $11.3 million in two residual forest biomass boilers at the Cascades Containerboard Packaging Cabano plant in Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, Que.
Feb. 13, 2017 - Sappi Limited last week approved a range of projects in Europe and the United States, including a US$165 million capital project to expand Sappi North America's manufacturing capabilities. The purpose of the investment on Paper Machine No. 1 at its Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine, is to provide flexibility in the production of paper-based packaging products.
Feb. 10, 2017 - Tembec has announced that Pierre Gignac will be joining its board of directors. He will assume the seat of Michel Dumas who remains as executive vice president, finance, and CFO.
Feb 7, 2017 - The J.D. Irving Group of Companies (JDI) is welcoming 82 students across its operations.
Feb. 7, 2017 - Charlotte Business Journal is reporting that Domtar Corp. will spend about $25 million to convert boilers to natural gas from coal and modernize equipment at two paper plants in Pennsylvania.
Feb. 3, 2017 - Patrice Mangin, CRML/UQTR/CEO BioÉnergie La Tuque, will be presented the John S. Bates Memorial Gold Medal, PAPTAC’s highest individual honour, awarded to a member of the association in recognition of great contribution to the science and technology of the pulp and paper industry.
Jan. 30, 2017 - Catalyst Paper Corp. has announced it is no longer a publicly traded company.
Jan. 30, 2017 - FPInnovations has announced that Pierre Lapointe, president and CEO, has been recognized by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society for his contribution to science both nationally and internationally.
Jan. 25, 2017 - This year, Cascades’ Kingsey Falls, Victoriaville and Drummondville units held an outstanding fundraising campaign to support Centraide Centre‑du‑Québec. Cascades and its employees managed to raise $525,000 for the organization, a whopping $165,000 more than last year.
Jan. 23, 2017 - The First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC) and four B.C. pulp and paper companies — Catalyst Paper, Nanaimo Forest Products (Harmac), Paper Excellence Canada and Zellstoff Celgar Limited Partnership — have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote and support the growing role and influence of First Nations in the B.C. forest sector.
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.”
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