Industry News
January 16, 2019 – Suzano, the Brazilian-based company resulting from the merger of Suzano Pulp & Paper and Fibria, has begun operations.
January 16, 2019 – The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has named Melina Gerosa Bellows as its new chief education officer.
January 15, 2019 – AMETEK Surface Vision, a provider of automated on-line surface inspection solutions, has appointed Francois Levac as the director of sales to help strengthen and grow the company’s global sales presence.
January 15, 2019 – West Fraser has announced further temporary curtailments of approximately three weeks of production throughout the first quarter of 2019 at each of three British Columbia sawmills: Chasm, 100 Mile House, and Chetwynd.
January 11, 2019 – Georgia-Pacific has announced it will lay off nearly 700 people and shut down pulp production at its Louisiana mill as it exits the communication papers business.
January 10, 2019 – Transport Canada has announced new rules for remotely piloted aircraft systems, more commonly known as drones.
January 9, 2019 – An independent contractor died in a single-vehicle accident last week while working on land owned by J.D. Irving Ltd. in New Brunswick.
January 8, 2019 – The federal government's environmental arm has completed a study that indicates human influence on the climate played a major role in the extreme 2017 wildfire season in British Columbia.
January 8, 2019 – Supremex, a North American manufacturer of envelopes and paper-based packaging solutions, has acquired exclusive rights to manufacture Conformer packaging products in Canada.
January 7, 2019 – Columbia Pulp estimates its straw pulp mill, touted by the company as the first of its kind in North America, will be operational by the end of the first quarter of 2019.
January 7, 2019 – Northern Pulp intends to submit its plan for the replacement of its Boat Harbour effluent treatment facility by the end of January to Nova Scotia's Department of Environment, which will kick-start the province's own environmental assessment.
January 2, 2019 – Northern Pulp's potential closure would have an impact on Nova Scotia's economy, acknowledges the province's premier, but he says there is "no easy solution" to the mill's ongoing controversy surrounding its effluent drainage plant. 
January 2, 2019 – Resolute Forest Products has completed the sale of its Catawba, South Carolina, paper and pulp mill to New-Indy Containerboard for US$300 million as of December 31, 2018.
December 20, 2018 – Greif, a supplier of industrial packaging products, will acquire Caraustar Industries, a recycled paperboard and packaging solutions company, for US $1.8 billion.
December 19, 2018 – Northern Pulp has been granted a temporary injunction by a Nova Scotia court in its ongoing battle with fishermen who have been blocking the mill's survey vessels from researching a site for a proposed effluent pipeline.

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