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Week of 3 November 14: The Strange Phenomenon of Work Expanding to fit the Time | pulp, paper, mill, safety, Jim Thompson, Georgia, business, industry, industry, success, people,

If you work in production, as a majority of the readers of this column do, there are parts of your day dictated by the rhythm of production. Yet even in a production setting, there are still portions of your day in which you have some freedom as to pace. You might want to work on these...

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Fixing your own mess

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A random walk with Gene

Food for thought

Are we not facing moving and shifting economies which create centers of capitalism today where there were empty fields yesterday?

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Industrial Opportunity Partners buys Greif's multiwall packaging division

The Multiwall Packaging Division, founded in 1950 as a division of Greif, produces large format multiwall paper bags used primarily in industrial applications of agricultural and food grade products. Multiwall operates facilities in Rosemount, Minnesota and Omaha, Nebraska.

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Catalyst intends to buy mills from NewPage

Catalyst Paper Corporation announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement with NewPage Corporation, NewPage Wisconsin System Inc. and Rumford Paper Company to purchase the Biron paper mill located in Wisconsin and the Rumford pulp and paper mill located in Maine for $74.0 million

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Straight off the Press

International Paper announces $90 million investment at mill

International Paper has announced plans to reinvest more than $90 million over the next five years in their mill in Cantonment, Fla. in order to increase energy efficiencies, support and enhance the work environment and strengthen its competitive position.

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Legislators Urge International Trade Commission to Stand Up For Appvion Paper Against Fraudulent Foreign Competitors

The letter calls for continuation of current dumping margins on lightweight thermal paper from China and Germany

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In the news

Orient Paper temporarily stops production due to government mandate

The company cautions that this unplanned suspension may potentially reduce fourth quarter revenue by $6 million to $8 million when compared to previously issued guidance

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European Commission decides to close proceedings against Ahlstrom and Munksjö

Ahlstrom Corporation, Munksjö Oyj and Munksjö AB received on February 25, 2014 a Statement of Objections from the European Commission with respect to alleged incorrect or misleading information provided in connection with the merger notification to the European Commission, submitted in 2012

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Light Green Machine Institute

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

Ideas you can use now.

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Energy & the Environment

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Perspectives

Sustainability reports

Wood-based fibers have a number of advantages over cotton- and petroleum-based materials in terms of cost, protection of agricultural land and sustainability. Despite this, an environmental advocacy group called "Canopy" has recently started a campaign to question the expansion of wood-based textile production.

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The Future of Newsprint, Publication and Fine Paper Machines | pulp, paper, Robert Moore

Actually, the issue should be stated, "Will these paper machine designs as we know them today, survive in the future?" While some may later conclude this discussion borders on fiction or is based on conjecture, hopefully a few thought-provoking "truisms" will be recognized.

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Australia - the Lucky Country | pulp, paper, Dennis Shore, mill, Australia

Be it by luck or planning, the rivers of wood are again flowing as hardwood plantations in particular mature at a rapid rate and need to find a market.

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Jim's and Steve's Book & Film Club

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Jim's upcoming travels

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