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More layoffs are expected after Catalyst paper machine shutdown extended to August

More layoffs are expected after Catalyst paper machine shutdown extended to August

Catalyst Paper announced that a temporary shutdown of the No. 12 paper machine here would be extended to August, resulting in the layoff of approximately 50 workers.

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MWV and RockTenn Announce Special Meetings and Expected Close Date for Combination

MWV and RockTenn Announce Special Meetings and Expected Close Date for Combination

MeadWestvaco Corporation and Rock-Tenn Company each announced a date for special meetings of their respective shareholders or stockholders to approve the previously announced combination of the two packaging companies.

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Firefighters respond to International Paper facility

Firefighters respond to International Paper facility

Firefighters responded Wednesday evening for a report of smoke coming from the Cedar Rapids International Paper facility.

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Fire at Sonoco facility

WestRock Announced as Name of Combined MWV/RKT Company Pending Merger

Fibria to construct new pulp line at Três Lagoas facility in Brazil

Sinar Mas Group to Build 'Asia's Largest' Pulp and Paper Mill

A random walk with Gene

Getting an Unexpected Gift on a Rainy Day

Getting an Unexpected Gift on a Rainy Day

The kindness of strangers is gratefully received by the recipient, but the doing of kind deeds is also a great teaching moment for young people.

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'Saving' trees

Headlines and safety

Personal observations of a coffee drinker

Industry News

New compostable lunch plates reduce waste at large US school districts

New compostable lunch plates reduce waste at large US school districts

Huhtamaki said the new molded fiber plates, made from 100 percent pre-consumer paper scraps, will be produced at its Waterville, Maine location.

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Crews contain small fire at Sonoco in Hartsville, South Carolina

Crews contain small fire at Sonoco in Hartsville, South Carolina

Fire officials contained a small fire at Sonoco in Hartsville Saturday, officials say.

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Catalyst announces major investment in Rumford mill

 Catalyst announces major investment in Rumford mill

Catalyst Paper has announced an investment of nearly $16 million in the Rumford pulp and paper mill in Maine, U.S. This is a planned second quarter investment that includes the company's single largest maintenance expenditure in 2015.

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Amcor plans to move corporate headquarters from Melbourne to Zurich

Pratt Industries announces the passing of former Deputy CEO Mike Harwood

Man who helped found Quad/Graphics dies at age 78

Crews respond to fire at Glatfelter mill in Ohio

Perspectives

PaperlinX Unlinks

PaperlinX Unlinks

In many ways PaperlinX is a metaphor for the industry as a whole but it also provides a salutary lesson for companies that embark on a transformation strategy that requires very deep pockets and a compelling business model.

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Effectively Troubleshooting Papermaking Problems

Effectively Troubleshooting Papermaking Problems

Troubleshooting can be an exciting and rewarding part of the papermaking experience, but it is a time consuming and costly function. Consequently, the primary objective must be to eliminate as much process variation as possible, in order to minimize defects in the finished product.

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Trees are the answer!

Trees are the answer!

Wood is good, and improving the industry's communications with the public is vital.

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Jim's and Steve's Book & Film Club

Let us review your new text!

Steve Roush and Jim Thompson share their literary and arts experiences...

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Jim's upcoming travels

Where is Jim this week?

As I travel, I am always looking for someone to go to dinner with, share a barbeque sandwich lunch and so forth.

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Amateur Radio

Amateur Radio Directory

Amateur Radio Directory

If you are an amateur radio operator (ham radio), please let us know your name, call sign and license class.  We will publish them here.

Send your call sign to KK4WET@qsl.net to be included.

 

 

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Nip Impressions to Go

April 2015

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March 2015

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February 2015

January 2015

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