Industry News
August 30, 2018 - Resolute Forest Products is selling its Fairmont, West Virginia recycled bleached kraft pulp mill to ND Paper, a subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper Limited.
August 29, 2018 - The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has unanimously voted that Canada's imports of uncoated groundwood paper, or newsprint, are not harming the U.S. industry. 
August 28, 2018 - Cascades has announced its intention to close two sheet plants in Barrie (Jellco) and Peterborough, Ontario by December 31, 2018.
August 28, 2018 - The Canadian Press is reporting that an ongoing trade dispute between Canada and the U.S. over glossy paper is headed for an appeal to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
August 24, 2018 - Bo Risberg, who has been chair of the board of directors of Finnish pulp and paper solutions provider Valmet Oyj since 2015, is stepping down from his position effective the 2019 Valmet annual general meeting.
August 22, 2018 - Dunn Paper has acquired Clearwater Paper Corporation's Ladysmith, Wisconsin facility in a deal worth approximately $72 million.
August 21, 2018 - CBC News is reporting that J.D. Irving Ltd. and the Crown have come to a resolution in a case that had J.D. Irving charged with 15 offences under the federal Fisheries Act due to alleged pollution from its pulp mill in Saint John, New Brunswick.
August 21, 2018 - Construction is underway at Progroup AG's third paper mill, this time at Sandersdorf-Brehna, in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
August 16, 2018 - KP Tissue and Kruger Products have released a plan for a capital investment of $575 million to construct a new state-of-the-art tissue plant in the Brompton area of Sherbrooke, Quebec.
August 16, 2018 - Columbia Pulp has completed construction on its 18,000-square-foot pilot plant in Pomeroy, Washington. The plant will replicate the company's waste-straw pulp-making process on a smaller scale while construction is still underway for North America’s first tree-free pulp mill outside of neighbouring Starbuck, Washington.
August 15, 2018 - Pulp producer Paper Excellence has appointed Brian Baarda as its new chief executive officer.
August 14, 2018 - Domtar Corporation has appointed Allan Bohn, currently manager of its fluff pulp mill in Plymouth, North Carolina, as general manager of the Ashdown, Arkansas mill. Bohn will succeed industry veteran Bob Grygotis when he retires on Sept. 1, 2018.
August 14, 2018 - Central National Gottesman (CNG), a sales and marketing organization in the pulp, paper, packaging, tissue, wood products and metal industries, has announced that its Spicers Paper Inc. entity has signed a purchase agreement for the business of JC Paper, based in California. The move will expand the company's paper distribution presence in Northern California and Nevada.
August 14, 2018 - TimberWest Forest Corporation and Island Timberlands Limited Partnership have agreed to work together to provide for shared use of facilities, coordinate best practices standards and enhance forest stewardship.
August 10, 2018 - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has shared with the federal government its recommendations to enhance Canadian competitiveness, accelerate innovation and ensure future forests remain healthy in its 2019 pre-budget submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.

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