Industry News
Mar. 24, 2017 - Tembec announced today a four-year $136-million capital investment program in its Quebec facilities to improve competitiveness, centred on its specialty cellulose pulp operation at the Temiscaming manufacturing site.
Mar. 23, 2017 - Catalyst has launched Bistro, describing it as a diverse line of uncoated food service papers.
Mar. 23, 2017 - Pierre Lapointe, FPInnovations president and CEO, welcomed finance minister Bill Morneau’s commitment to create innovation superclusters as a driving force to build the Canadian economy.
Mar. 21, 2017 - According to some forest industry observers, Canada is in a better position to handle a softwood trade war with the U.S. today than it was a decade ago. But that doesn’t include the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
Mar. 21, 2017 - Cascades is launching a new consumer line of tissue paper, consisting of three varieties of toilet paper and two varieties of paper towels.
Mar. 20, 2017 - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has become Corporate Partner of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to help advance shared priorities in the areas of economic growth, innovation and sustainable land-use management.
Mar. 14, 2017 - Larry Hughes, vice-president finance and CFO of West Fraser, will retire at the end of the month.
Mar. 10, 2017 - Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced the immediate and indefinite idling of its paper mill located in Thorold, Ont. The facility, which employed over 100 workers, has an annual production capacity of approximately 197,000 metric tonnes of newsprint on one machine using 100 per cent recycled furnish.
Mar. 7, 2017 - Koch Industries has named Jim Hannan executive vice president and CEO – Enterprises, and Brad Razook executive vice president and CEO – Resources, both of which are newly created leadership positions.
Feb. 28, 2017 - Cascades Sonoco, a joint venture of Sonoco Products Company and Cascades Inc., has announced the investment of approximately US$16 million for the expansion of its existing Birmingham, Al., facility.
Feb. 24, 2017 - Amidst ongoing negotiations for a new softwood lumber agreement between Canada and the United States, the Canadian government has announced a task force on softwood lumber.
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. 20, 2017 - Whether it’s the softwood lumber dispute, the pine beetle epidemic, aging capital infrastructure or any other challenge in forestry, there are always costs that can significantly cut into profits. Because of that, the industry is constantly looking for new ways to maximize cash flow. One way for forestry companies to generate valuable cash, though, is through refundable and non-refundable tax credits.
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.
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