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Week of 26 January 15: Get a grip, folks | pulp, paper, mill, safety, Jim Thompson, Georgia, business, industry, industry, success, people,

We will be going slightly off topic this week, unless your affiliation with the pulp and paper industry requires you to spend a lot of time on airplanes as I do...

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A random walk with Gene

Personal observations of a coffee drinker

I've drunk coffee for so long that if I quit, my body would go into a coma, I'm sure. There! I've confessed it and feel relieved. Having done so, I now feel compelled to write about something that bugs me: the economics of coffee consumption.

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Headlines

International Paper employee dies following accident

An employee burned on the job Friday morning at the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga, New York, has died.

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MeadWestvaco to Sell European Tobacco Carton Business

MeadWestvaco Corp. is selling its European-based tobacco folding carton business. The Richmond, Virginia-based company said Thursday it has signed a definitive agreement with Swedish company AR Packaging Group AB.

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Mill Town News

Amcor CEO to step down

Ken MacKenzie will leave Amcor at the end of June, which will mark a decade in the top job at the maker of packaging for hundreds of products, from wine to surgical tools. His replacement is Ron Delia, who joined Amcor in 2005 and has been chief financial officer since 2011.

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Judge refuses to halt sale of Bucksport mill to Canadian scrap metal company

The sale of the Verso Bucksport mill to a subsidiary of scrap dealer American Iron & Metal for $58 million may go forward after a federal judge on Tuesday, 21 Jan. 2015, refused to halt it due to possible antitrust violations.

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In the news

Worker seriously hurt in accident on Weyerhaeuser land

A worker was trapped in the cab of a logging machine and seriously injured when the piece of equipment fell over Monday.

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Weyerhaeuser will pay $37,000 fine

Weyerhaeuser will reportedly pay a $37,500 civil fine after its pulp mill in Columbus, Mississippi exceeded emissions limits during a 2013 test.

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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

Tissue: A Growing but Challenging Australasian Market | pulp, paper, Dennis Shore, mill, Australia

The year 2015 is shaping up as a very interesting year for the Australasian tissue sector.

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Product Life Cycle Analyses: Are Results Meaningful?   | pulp, paper, Robert Moore

Numerous problems become apparent when relying on various life cycle methods...

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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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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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