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Week of 22 December 14: When you want something... | pulp, paper, mill, safety, Jim Thompson, Georgia, business, industry, industry, success, people,

In this season of the year, we are often reminded of children, sitting on Santa Claus' (or Father Christmas') lap asking for things. We are amused by this, for it shows a child's greed and a lack of finesse on their part. We enjoy seeing these attributes laid naked for what they are. There are a couple of other places where one can see these same attributes, however, that are quite surprising and show us such tactics are not limited to the infant mind...

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A random walk with Gene

A good idea?

Selling stuff on the internet sounds like a good idea. Cash for your unused things right? Well I've been an amateur seller for years and have found that while some people may make significant money in this endeavor, I'm not one of them.

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Headlines

 Catalyst to indefinitely curtail paper machine at Powell River

Catalyst said the decision is fully market-related as the company is facing a lack of orders and a declining market for the paper manufactured on paper machine No. 9, which was temporarily curtailed on 27 October 2014

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 Stora Enso to divest its Uetersen mill in Germany

Stora Enso announced this week that it has signed an agreement to divest its Uetersen specialty and coated fine paper mill in Germany to a company mainly owned by the private equity fund Perusa Partners Fund 2

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Mill Town News

Quad/Graphics plant in Tennessee closing in March

Company officials announced Wednesday that the Dickson Quad/Graphics plant will close permanently on March 12, impacting about 115 employees. The plant shuttering was caused by Gannett's decision to cease publishing USA Weekend and the reduced circulation of Parade magazine, according to company spokesperson Claire Ho.

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UPDATE: Missing truck driver's body found in silo at Catalyst mill

Searchers have found the body of a man who disappeared Tuesday after arriving at Crofton's Catalyst pulp-and-paper mill to deliver wood chips

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In the news

Solenis acquires Clearwater Specialties LLC

Solenis LLC announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Clearwater Specialties LLC, a privately-held specialty chemical company dedicated to the tissue and towel market

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Omya and BASF jointly develop coater-ready barrier solutions

BASF and Omya announced this week that are working jointly on coater-ready barrier solutions for paper and cardboard packaging

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The Light Green Machine Weekly | Light Green Machine Institute, LGMI, Jim Thompson, paper machine, light

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Energy & the Environment

Your contributions are welcome in this department, regardless of point of view.  A few criteria--if you send us a copyrighted piece, also provide a permission to publish statement from the owner.  We will not publish overtly political pieces or anonymous pieces.

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Perspectives

Media hype on climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Fifth Assessment Report in November. Despite being an engineer who has worked with numbers and computer simulations even more than the average engineer has, I find the IPCC reports very heavy reading, with masses of data, often qualified as being imprecise. I cannot imagine any of the politicians that I have met personally having either the time, inclination or capacity to read and understand these reports.

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Are Traditional Training Methods Obsolete?  | pulp, paper, Robert Moore

It is my opinion that mills should embrace the advantages of technology training, but should not completely abandon all the traditional techniques.

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Australasian Pulp & Paper in 2014: Is there any good news? | pulp, paper, Dennis Shore, mill, Australia

Annually at about this time of the year we look back at how the pulp and paper industry in Australia and New Zealand has fared for the business fiscal year, which in Australasia is the year to 30 June.

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Jim's and Steve's Book & Film Club

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

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Jim's upcoming travels

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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