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Jul. 18, 2017 - Per Lindberg, BillerudKorsnäs president and CEO, has announced to the board of directors that he will leave the company to become the president and CEO of Epiroc.
Jul. 12, 2017 - Last Friday, Todd Stone, B.C. minister of transportation and infrastructure and minister responsible for emergency management B.C., announced a provincial state of emergency in an effort to ensure a co-ordinated response to the current wildfire situation while promoting public safety.
Jul. 6, 2017 - Cando Rail Services has won contracts to offer rail switching services at Domtar pulp and paper mills in Rothschild and Nekoosa, Wis.
Jul. 5, 2017 - Georgia-Pacific has selected its Palatka, Fla., mill for the company’s previously announced investment of more than US$400 million in its GP Consumer (retail) tissue and towel business.
Jul. 5, 2017 - UPM hopes to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the Kaukas pulp mill in Lappeenranta, Finland, by upgrading its production process with an investment of 30 million euros (roughly C$44.4 million).
Jul. 4, 2017 - International Paper announced that it has entered into an agreement to settle the Kleen Products antitrust class action lawsuit, which was filed in 2010 against the company and seven other containerboard producers. The lawsuit is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Jul. 4, 2017 - Norbord in late June announced that the Quebec Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks has granted the company a wood allocation for its curtailed Chambord, Que., oriented strand board (OSB) mill that will take effect April 1, 2018.
Jul. 4, 2017 - Catalyst Paper, headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., has launched Trident, a wet strength label paper produced at its Rumford mill in Maine. Trident is a full wet strength label paper for application on water bottles, craft beer, juice bottles, wine bottles and large format containers.
Jun. 27, 2017 - Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, and Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, yesterday issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Commerce of the imposition of preliminary anti-dumping duties on imports of certain Canadian softwood lumber products into the United States and the announcement of consultations on excluding three provinces from duties.
Jun. 21, 2017 - Local and state officials joined Georgia-Pacific Brewton mill employees and their families to celebrate the completion of a $388-million energy improvement project after two years of construction.
Jun. 20, 2017 - Kruger Products provided an update on the new No. 8 Paper Machine (PM8) Project at its Crabtree Plant in Quebec and invited a few media and partner representatives in Lanaudière to visit the soon-to-be-completed project.
Jun. 20, 2017 - Unifor members rallied on Monday at Irving Pulp and Paper in an effort to encourage the federal government to reach a fair negotiated softwood lumber deal with the U.S. to help protect Canadian jobs.
Jun. 20, 2017 - Asia Pulp & Paper Canada (APP Canada) has expanded its sales network to provide paper and packaging products to printers, publishers and paper converters in Eastern Canada.
Jun. 13, 2017 - SCA says it has decided to close its tissue production plant in Flagstaff, Ariz., in an effort to improve efficiency and strengthen the competitiveness for its Professional Hygiene business in North America.
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