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Week of 2 March 15: Maintenance Month

Week of 2 March 15: Maintenance Month

I have seldom ever seen managers, at the top or at the production level, who give enough credit to maintenance. A well-maintained facility is a dream to operate; a poorly maintained facility loses money, has poor morale, and is a safety nightmare...

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Week of 23 February 15: Do we require Managers or Technicians? Part I

Week of 16 February 15: You are surrounded

Week of 9 February 15: Forty years is long enough

Week of 2 February 15: Two stupid comments and a complaint

A random walk with Gene

Headlines and safety

Headlines and safety

Jim Thompson recently wrote about officials who make dumb statements in public because of emotional responses. I try--notice I said try--always to keep myself control and to do things on purpose. If I'm angry, I respond purposefully with a goal in mind.

Personal observations of a coffee drinker

A good idea?

Food for thought

Headlines

Tradition /TFS closing its pulp and paper risk management business

Tradition /TFS closing its pulp and paper risk management business

Tradition/TFS is closing its pulp and paper risk management business effective today, 27 February 2015 after 18 years of service.

McGraw Hill Financial losing chairman, considering name change

McGraw Hill Financial losing chairman, considering name change

Harold "Terry" McGraw III has decided to step down as chairman of the board for McGraw Hill Financial after more than three decades with the company.

Andritz Oy has filed a summons application against Valmet AB

Catalyst announces resignation of VP, Finance and CFO

Quad/Graphics buys French display company Marin's International

Mill Town News

Kimberly-Clark will transfer $2.5B in pension payments

Kimberly-Clark will transfer $2.5B in pension payments

Transferring responsibility for its pension benefit payments will save Kimberly-Clark Corp. around $2.5 billion without hurting the company's financial outlook, the company said Monday 23 Feb 2015.

R.R. Donnelley to close Nashville plant, idle 133 workers

R.R. Donnelley to close Nashville plant, idle 133 workers

Chicago-based global commercial printing company R.R. Donnelley plans to shutter its Nashville plant by early May. The closure will affect 133 employees, the company said in its notice to the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development.

Glatfelter to reduce global workforce by 3 percent to 5 percent

International Paper to close three facilities

New owner of Bucksport paper mill in talks with possible operator

Nip Impressions to Go

January 2015

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November 2014

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Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment News

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Perspectives

Changing Times in Canada's Pulp and Paper Industry

Changing Times in Canada's Pulp and Paper Industry

I do not have a crystal ball, but by rubbing my glass paperweight and considering the foregoing, I think that the next couple of years will see a considerable improvement in the fortunes of the Canadian pulp and paper industry.

Product Development Concept Alternatives

Product Development Concept Alternatives

How can smaller companies and others with limited resources develop and supply competitive products? Let's examine a few possibilities to consider in this regard...

Tissue: A Growing but Challenging Australasian Market

Tissue: A Growing but Challenging Australasian Market

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

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...

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.

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.

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