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The results of Harnischfeger Industries Inc.'s auction of the assets of its subsidiary, Beloit, WI-based Beloit Corp., have been made public. For example, Montreal-based Groupe Laperrierre & Verreau...
VANCOUVER, BC -- University of British Columbia is launching a new on-line course, "Managing Technology for Value Delivery, which centres on how to gain more value from a company's investment in resea...
MONTREAL, QC -- The Canadian newsprint industry operated at 95% capacity in October 1999, compared to 81% in October 1998 -- when newsprint producers in Eastern Canada were affected by a strike. Total...
Several pulp and paper mills across Canada have been legally charged for failing their effluent toxicity limits, and this trend is likely to continue if regulators feel public pressure to enforce envi...
The Non-Thesis Masters Programs at UBC and McGill will not be offered for one year each over a two-year cycle beginning in 1999 to permit revamping of the programs. The one-year program consists of re...
US shipments of office papers and related products are projected to increase almost 4% per year up to 2003, surpassing $24-billion (US), says The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland, OH-based industri...
A number of Canadian pulp and paper companies and their chemical suppliers have taken early action to phase out their use of products containing nonyphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), in advance of either reg...
The idea of shopping electronically has some advantages, particularly for people located far from major shopping centers. For many items, particularly computers, it is more pleasant to shop on line be...
It is a time of great change at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Pulp and Paper Centre. The newest program is an Advanced Papermaking Initiative announced in 1998. The $8.5-million program is ...
A giant step into the future was taken in 1998 with the announcement of the Advanced Papermaking Initiative. The $8.5 million endowment from Forest Renewal BC will help increase the industry's long-te...
MONTREAL, QC -- Tembec Inc. and Kruger Inc. have formed a joint-venture to buy all the shares of Fort James Marathon Ltd. from Deerfield, IL-based Fort James Corporation for $100 million. In the deal,...
It's been called the best-managed company in the business. Despite the industry's recent troubled times, it has been able to post some handsome profits. It's just made several acquisitions that have b...
In the past, paper mills often shut down for an extended period for maintenance. The maintenance staff would work through the shutdown taking equipment off line and rebuilding it. Today's paper mills ...
Mice have been part of most computers for about 10 years now, and kids have trouble understanding how one could use a computer without a mouse. I first tried a mouse with Word for DOS, version 1, abou...
MONTREAL, QC -- Paperboard Industries International Inc. has sold its 50% stake in a French-based pulp mill to its partner Tembec Inc. for $35 million plus an additional $10 million -- the amount link...

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