Industry News
August 9, 2018 - Larry Shutzberg, EVP and chief information officer at GEC Packaging Technologies, will be joining Buckman's board of directors. 
August 8, 2018 - Columbia Pulp has appointed Mike Schock as its vice-president and Tony Waldo as production manager for the Lyons Ferry facility in Washington, and the pilot plant in Pomeroy, Washington.
August 7, 2018 - Kruger Products is calling for consumers to buy Canadian now more than ever amid the federal government's ongoing tariff dispute with the U.S.
August 7, 2018 - Valmet, developer and supplier of technology and automation for the pulp, paper and energy industries, has appointed Sami Riekkola as business line president, automation effective September 1, 2018.
August 7, 2018 - The U.S. government has reduced some of the anti-dumping and countervailing duties that will affect Canadian newsprint producers after outcry from American businesses that say they would suffer because of it.
July 31, 2018 - North America's wood, paper and paperboard recycling market is predicted to cross USD 4.4 billion by 2025, increasing at a CAGR of over 4.2 per cent, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.
July 31, 2018 - Kruger Products L.P. has announced that it will increase the price of its consumer branded tissue products sold in Canada effective Sunday, October 14, 2018. The increase is required to offset unprecedented and sustained cost increases on input materials and freight with pulp costs being up over 23 per cent since the last pricing announcement in July 2017.
July 27, 2018 - Voith Paper North America has won a contract with Copamex of Monterrey, Mexico, for the installation of its BlueLine stock preparation system at Copamex's mill in Anáhuac.
July 26, 2018 - Cascades Inc. has acquired the White Birch Paper Bear Island manufacturing facility in Virginia, for a cash consideration of US$34.2 million. Bear Island's current newsprint paper machine will be reconfigured by 2021 to produce recycled lightweight linerboard and medium for the North American market. Prior to the conversion, White Birch will temporarily operate the site as a newsprint mill.
July 23, 2018 – KPS Capital Partners has signed an agreement to sell Expera Specialty Solutions to Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj of Finland for $615 million.
July 20, 2018 – Kimberly-Clark Corp., makers of Kleenex tissues and Huggies diapers, is looking to sell its European tissue business to slash costs and fight slowing sales.
July 20, 2018 – The federal and Quebec governments have committed up to $17.4 million in investments, grants and loans to a new Fortress bioproducts subsidiary to support the construction of a xylitol demonstration plant planned for Fortress' dissolving pulp mill in Thurso, Que.
July 20, 2018 – Attis Industries is planning to build its first commercial-scale biorefinery in Barnesville, Ga.
July 19, 2018 – Voith Paper has been awarded the contract for Propapier's new state-of-the-art PM3 paper machine.
July 17, 2018 – Lions Park in Dryden, Ont. has been cleaned up by the collective efforts of volunteers from Domtar and the Student Conservation Association.

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