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KapStone's Longview Mill Restarts Its #11 Paper Machine

KapStone's Longview Mill Restarts Its #11 Paper Machine

This is the second of the mill's five paper machines to be brought back online following a work stoppage.

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Fire at International Paper facility

Fire at International Paper facility

Fire officials said the fire spread into and through the building's exhaust system, which caused the fire to be on the inside and outside of the dryer building.

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Stora Enso to divest its packaging plant in Komarom, Hungary

Stora Enso to divest its packaging plant in Komarom, Hungary

The initial cash consideration for the divestment of the shares is approximately EUR 12 million, subject to customary closing day adjustments.

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SCA to divide group into hygiene division and forest products division

KapStone workers in Washington go on strike

Judge hears workers' challenge to Verso-NewPage merger

Verso addresses the NYSE continued listing standard

A random walk with Gene

Communication

Communication

I have been thinking about the difficulties of communicating and the problem of matching relationships to expectations. In this world of mass communication, at least on a personal level, communications in an organization seems more difficult than ever...

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Random is as Random Does

Getting an Unexpected Gift on a Rainy Day

'Saving' trees

Industry News

Catalyst appoints new mill and corporate leadership

Catalyst appoints new mill and corporate leadership

Catalyst has announced the appointment of Walter Tarnowsky as Vice President & General Manager of the Port Alberni mill and Graham Kissack as Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Kemira acquires Soto Industries

Kemira acquires Soto Industries

Soto specializes in the application of scale control products, defoamers, and settling agents for the pulp and paper industry.

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Catalyst Paper will indefinitely idle paper machine at Rumford mill

Catalyst Paper will indefinitely idle paper machine at Rumford mill

Catalyst said the decision is fully market-related.

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NFWF and IP announce $2.1 million in funding to further conserve and enhance southern forestland

Fire hits Plum Creek plant

Georgia-Pacific Invests $20 Million in Memphis Mill

Miami Products Corp. buys Miami Machine Corp.

Spotlight

Profile of the University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation

Profile of the University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation

In 1913, the University of Maine in Orono launched the first pulp and paper engineering program in the US. Thirty-seven years later, in 1950, a group of the program's alumni, attending Paper Week in New York, decided to set up the University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation to attract and support students who were intent on careers in the pulp and paper industry. Today, that foundation is the oldest of its kind. It has the largest endowment and attracts and supports the largest numbers of people engaged in pulp and paper undergraduate study.

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Moving Forward with the Renewable Bioproducts Institute

Moving Forward with the Renewable Bioproducts Institute

The types and scope of materials needed by printing, packaging and other paper-related industries pose vital questions to manufacturers and scientists alike. How can technology help these industries improve their processes, compete in the global marketplace and improve their sustainability? The place that likely will have the answers is the Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI) at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Perspectives

Subsidies, Lawyers and all that

Subsidies, Lawyers and all that

The US Department of Commerce has determined that Canadian super-calendered paper imports are "unfairly subsidized" and is applying a duty of 20.33% to paper from the Port Hawkesbury mill, and lesser rates to paper from three other mills. The decision is subject to various review processes, but takes effect immediately in the sense that the duty must be paid and held in trust, pending a final decision. I will not compete with the crowd of Canadian and US lobbyists and lawyers by attempting to analyze the true balance of the subsidy situation, but I have to wonder how anyone can make an honest, rational analysis of what is fair in such a complex issue.

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Safety: A Matter of Attitude and Awareness

Safety: A Matter of Attitude and Awareness

Some of the areas affecting safety are traditionally not discussed at length in most paper mill safety training programs. These include behavioral safety, work attitude, and awareness. In spite of the many excellent mill safety programs existing today, accidents still happen. Often, so much time is spent on complex safety matters that the more basic contributors are either completely ignored or fall through the cracks during training sessions.

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Australian Plantations - Profit at any Cost

Australian Plantations - Profit at any Cost

The Roman Statesman Cicero is credited with the expression "as you have sown so shall you reap," and there are biblical variants in the Old and New Testaments. The expression has a powerful literal and figurative relevance to the Australian forestry industry...

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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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