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Week of 5 Dec 2016: Power & Energy

Week of 5 Dec 2016: Power & Energy

We are headed for a crisis. We have a combination of operators who have little physical understanding of the systems they operate, some of them have an attitude, and, on top of that, the hardware and software that serve as their crutches is obsolete. We want to do something about this...

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Week of 28 Nov 2016: Innovation--when you are stuck

Week of 21 Nov 2016: Innovations--winners and losers

Week of 14 Nov 2016: I can teach you innovation

Week of 7 Nov 2016: How to add innovation to our industry

Week of 31 Oct 2016: Quality--the final act

Week of 24 Oct 2016: Other Quality, Part 2

Week of 17 Oct 2016: Other Quality, part 1

Sonoco to invest $20 million in new Atlanta-area packaging center

Sonoco says it will invest $20 million in the development of a new packaging center to support Duracell's new North America battery packaging operation.

Universal Forest Products acquires second Australian packaging company

Universal Forest Products, Inc. (UFPI ) announced that one of its subsidiaries has acquired all outstanding shares of The UBEECO Group Pty. Ltd., a manufacturer of wood packaging based in Erskine Park, Australia, a suburb of ...

Quad/Graphics to close facility in Pennsylvania

Quad/Graphics will close its plant in Manchester Township by Feb. 1, a company spokeswoman said late Thursday.

Irving Pulp and Paper charged with dumping into St. John River

Fines could total millions if company is found guilty of dumping harmful substance at Saint John mill

Weyerhaeuser completes sale of Cellulose Fibers pulp mills to International Paper

Weyerhaeuser Company on Thursday announced the completion of the sale of its Cellulose Fibers pulp mills to International Paper for $2.2 billion in cash.

Clearwater Paper to lay off 85 in Neenah, Wisconsin

Clearwater Paper Corporation announced Tuesday it will permanently shut down two of the company's highest cost tissue machines Dec. 31 at its Neenah facility, eliminating 85 of its 400 employees.

Fortress Paper Announces Hemicellulose Separation Project at its Dissolving Pulp Mill

The Hemicellulose Project will allow the Company to advance its research and development in hemicellulose derivative products.

Veritiv opens Fairfield, Ohio operations center

After opening its new operations center in Fairfield, Veritiv Corp. is looking forward to expanding its workforce in the region.

Leading Stories

Sonoco to invest $20 million in new Atlanta-area packaging center

Sonoco to invest $20 million in new Atlanta-area packaging center

Sonoco says it will invest $20 million in the development of a new packaging center to support Duracell's new North America battery packaging operation.

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Universal Forest Products acquires second Australian packaging company

Universal Forest Products acquires second Australian packaging company

Universal Forest Products, Inc. (UFPI ) announced that one of its subsidiaries has acquired all outstanding shares of The UBEECO Group Pty. Ltd., a manufacturer of wood packaging based in Erskine Park, Australia, a suburb of Sydney.

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Quad/Graphics to close facility in Pennsylvania

Quad/Graphics to close facility in Pennsylvania

Quad/Graphics will close its plant in Manchester Township by Feb. 1, a company spokeswoman said late Thursday.

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Irving Pulp and Paper charged with dumping into St. John River

Irving Pulp and Paper charged with dumping into St. John River

Fines could total millions if company is found guilty of dumping harmful substance at Saint John mill

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Weyerhaeuser completes sale of Cellulose Fibers pulp mills to International Paper

Weyerhaeuser completes sale of Cellulose Fibers pulp mills to International Paper

Weyerhaeuser Company on Thursday announced the completion of the sale of its Cellulose Fibers pulp mills to International Paper for $2.2 billion in cash.

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Clearwater Paper to lay off 85 in Neenah, Wisconsin

Clearwater Paper to lay off 85 in Neenah, Wisconsin

Clearwater Paper Corporation announced Tuesday it will permanently shut down two of the company's highest cost tissue machines Dec. 31 at its Neenah facility, eliminating 85 of its 400 employees.

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Fortress Paper Announces Hemicellulose Separation Project at its Dissolving Pulp Mill

Veritiv opens Fairfield, Ohio operations center

Softwood lumber dispute heats up as U.S. lumber group files petition for duties

Stora Enso celebrating 100 years on the Helsinki Stock Exchange

Proposed Paper Bag Fee to Cost Consumers Millions

Georgia-Pacific employee killed in accident

Sun Paper Permit Application Progressing

A random walk with Gene

Being a parent

Being a parent

Never assume your children are safe. Never assume school is going well because you are not getting any phone calls. Never assume your children are where you think they are. And never assume your children's friends are good kids.

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Football and Elections

Recounting a Trip to Poland: May 18-26, 2002

Energy costs

TALOtech

Check out TALOtech groups on LinkedIn

Check out TALOtech groups on LinkedIn

The purpose of the TALOtech groups on LinkedIn is to provide a convenient forum for people working within the manufacturing part of this industry to share technical and operating related dialog to promote safe and competitive operations.

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Industry News

Metsä Board achieves Leadership status in CDP 2016 Forest programme

Metsä Board achieves Leadership status in CDP 2016 Forest programme

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has achieved Leadership status in the materials sector of CDP's 2016 Forest Programme for the second year in a row.

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UPM receives recognition for its efforts of deforestation-free supply chains

UPM receives recognition for its efforts of deforestation-free supply chains

UPM is one of the eight companies that have been recognized by the CDP Forest Program with a global leadership position in the 2016 Forest A List for timber and timber based products.

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Interfor completes sale of Tacoma sawmill property

Interfor completes sale of Tacoma sawmill property

Interfor Corporation has completed the final step in the monetization of its former sawmill in Tacoma, Washington, with the closing of the sale of the Tacoma sawmill property for gross proceeds of $32.4 million.

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Expera Launches Resin-Gard Saturating Papers

Expera Launches Resin-Gard Saturating Papers

Expera Specialty Solutions is adding a new product brand, Resin-Gard, representing its advanced line of saturating papers.

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Packaging Corporation of America Completes Acquisition of Columbus Container, Inc.

Packaging Corporation of America Completes Acquisition of Columbus Container, Inc.

Packaging Corporation of America announced that it has completed its acquisition of Columbus Container, Inc., an independent corrugated products producer in a cash-free, debt-free transaction.

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Valmet to adopt 3D printing technology in its manufacturing processes

Valmet to adopt 3D printing technology in its manufacturing processes

Valmet has become one of the first technology suppliers to the global pulp and paper industry to adopt 3D printing technology in its manufacturing processes to shorten lead times.

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PRT to acquire Weyerhaeuser's Cottage Grove nursery in Oregon

EPA to conduct hearing on Glatfelter boiler changes

CelluForce and Fibria sign a strategic partnership agreement

Sonoco Announces Senior Leadership Changes

NIR Technology Now Measures Kappa Number of Kraft Pulp

Södra closes the ecosystem by returning nutrients to the forest

Wisconsin man pleads no contest to hitting workers outside Georgia-Pacific facility

Spotlight

A familiar name in the industry

A familiar name in the industry

Markku Venalainen is President of the Company started by his father, Esko

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2016 AF&PA Sustainability Award Winners Announced at Annual Meeting

2016 AF&PA Sustainability Award Winners Announced at Annual Meeting

Five member companies recognized for exemplary sustainability programs

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A celebration at the University of Washington

A celebration at the University of Washington

The University of Washington's (UW) Bioresource Science and Engineering (BSE) department and the Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation (https://depts.washington.edu/wppf) celebrated their 48th year of association with a day of student poster presentations, demonstrations of papermaking and an annual banquet with student reflections as well as presentations of the "Outstanding Alumni" and "Wall of Fame" awards.

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Capturing formation with an iPhone

Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment News

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

Important steps leading to a successful start-up

Important steps leading to a successful start-up

A start-up can be extremely challenging, but upon completion, the accomplishment can become a milestone in the careers of those involved. And, the experience obtained from participation in a start-up is invaluable to those involved.

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When the unexpected becomes the expected!

When the unexpected becomes the expected!

So the Polls got it wrong again - the American people have spoken decisively, if unexpectedly, just as the people in the United Kingdom did at the Brexit vote. Mr. Trump has pledged to make the USA great again. Will he also make the US paper industry great again?

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Can Improved Quality be Achieved at a Reasonable Cost?

Can Improved Quality be Achieved at a Reasonable Cost?

We must recognize that there are costs associated with achieving good quality, as well as operating with poor quality...

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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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October 2016

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August 2016

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