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Week of 29 May 2017: My feelings about feelings

Week of 29 May 2017: My feelings about feelings

A person starting a career is a bit of an open book. Such people may have had some work experiences, maybe even some military experience, but, in general their expectations about the work environment are recognized, even by them, as just that: expectations that may or may not become reality. It amuses me, for instance, to hear some of the ideas soon-to-be college graduates have about work. One told me something to the effect that once she started to work, she saw excitement in life as being over--you go to work each day, do the same things each day and forty years later you retire. Sadly, I have actually met people who have done exactly this. What I am getting at here, though, is something more subtle...

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Week of 22 May 2017: Table talk can be educational

Week of 15 May 2017: The problem of scattered assets--some new, some old

Week of 8 May 2017: How would you change things if you could?

Week of 1 May 2017: Up and at 'em--or just sitting?

Week of 24 April 2017: Perception vs. Reality

Week of 17 April 2017: Hindsight vs. Foresight

Week of 10 April 2017: Taking control of your time

Domtar to invest $59 million in Hawesville, Kentucky mill

The Domtar Paper Co. confirmed on Thursday that it plans to invest $59 million in buildings and equipment at its Hawesville pulp mill...

Rayonier Advanced Materials to Acquire Tembec

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. and Tembec Inc. announced a definitive agreement under which Rayonier Advanced Materials will acquire Tembec, providing the combined company with leading and complementary positions in key hig...

LSC Communications cuts 140 jobs amid Salem, Virginia facility closure

A printing facility in Salem is shutting down, according to a "warn notice" posted through the Virginia Workforce Network's Rapid Response program.

WestRock to Acquire Five Facilities from U.S. Corrugated Holdings, Inc.

WestRock Company announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain operations of U.S. Corrugated, a large independent manufacturer of corrugated products for packaging and displays.

Pratt opens new facility

Conyers, Ga.-based Pratt Industries has opened a new recycling facility on Atlanta's westside.

Shuttered UPM Madison, Maine mill to be sold piecemeal in June auction

Owners of the shuttered UPM-Kymmene mill in Madison will sell off 3,000 separate pieces of industrial equipment through a three-day online auction starting June 13.

Kimberly-Clark mill in Beech Island, S.C. receives global recognition for conserving hundreds of millions of gallons of water

A Beech Island business is doing its part to conserve water. The Kimberly-Clark mill has recently received global recognition for its work to conserve water.

Asia Pulp and Paper sustainability officer Aida Greenbury exits

Aida Greenbury, one of the most high-profile figures in the forestry industry, is leaving Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) after 13 years with the company.

Leading Stories

Domtar to invest $59 million in Hawesville, Kentucky mill

Domtar to invest $59 million in Hawesville, Kentucky mill

The Domtar Paper Co. confirmed on Thursday that it plans to invest $59 million in buildings and equipment at its Hawesville pulp mill...

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Rayonier Advanced Materials to Acquire Tembec

Rayonier Advanced Materials to Acquire Tembec

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. and Tembec Inc. announced a definitive agreement under which Rayonier Advanced Materials will acquire Tembec, providing the combined company with leading and complementary positions in key high purity cellulose end-uses and diversified earning streams from packaging, paper, high-yield pulp and forest products businesses.

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LSC Communications cuts 140 jobs amid Salem, Virginia facility closure

LSC Communications cuts 140 jobs amid Salem, Virginia facility closure

A printing facility in Salem is shutting down, according to a "warn notice" posted through the Virginia Workforce Network's Rapid Response program.

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WestRock to Acquire Five Facilities from U.S. Corrugated Holdings, Inc.

WestRock to Acquire Five Facilities from U.S. Corrugated Holdings, Inc.

WestRock Company announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain operations of U.S. Corrugated, a large independent manufacturer of corrugated products for packaging and displays.

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Pratt opens new facility

Pratt opens new facility

Conyers, Ga.-based Pratt Industries has opened a new recycling facility on Atlanta's westside.

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Shuttered UPM Madison, Maine mill to be sold piecemeal in June auction

Shuttered UPM Madison, Maine mill to be sold piecemeal in June auction

Owners of the shuttered UPM-Kymmene mill in Madison will sell off 3,000 separate pieces of industrial equipment through a three-day online auction starting June 13.

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Kimberly-Clark mill in Beech Island, S.C. receives global recognition for conserving hundreds of millions of gallons of water

Asia Pulp and Paper sustainability officer Aida Greenbury exits

Verso seeks to cut costs

Dow merger with DuPont gets conditional approval in Brazil

Resolute U.S. racketeering lawsuit against Greenpeace moved to California

WestRock plans $50 million investment project in Virginia

Judge denies injunction in Kimberly-Clark surgical gowns case

A random walk with Gene

Random Thoughts About Teen Drivers

Random Thoughts About Teen Drivers

Every year we talk to new teen drivers about safety behind the wheel. Every year it gets more and more difficult to impress upon the kids the importance of not driving distracted. But to beat a dead horse, here are some thoughts that may help you with your own teen drivers.

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Irreconcilable?

Being a parent

Football and Elections

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

Interfor Announces Millwright Apprenticeship Program in the US South

Interfor Announces Millwright Apprenticeship Program in the US South

Interfor is launching a three-year Millwright Apprenticeship Program to support career development at its sawmills across the US South.

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Loeb sees $20 billion more value from Dow-DuPont merger

Loeb sees $20 billion more value from Dow-DuPont merger

Activist investor Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC said Dow Chemical and DuPont could unlock $20 billion in additional value by tweaking their plan to split into three companies following their merger.

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Smurfit Kappa develops new Bag-in-Box® product for motor oil

Smurfit Kappa develops new Bag-in-Box® product for motor oil

Smurfit Kappa has launched an eco-friendly new type of packaging for motor oil.

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American Forest Foundation, International Paper, Procter & Gamble and 3M Announce Carolinas Working Forest Conservation Collaborative

American Forest Foundation, International Paper, Procter & Gamble and 3M Announce Carolinas Working Forest Conservation Collaborative

American Forest Foundation (AFF), International Paper, The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) and 3M Company announced the formation of the Carolinas Working Forest Conservation Collaborative a joint initiative in the Coastal Carolinas Plain to educate and engage family woodland owners in sustainable forestry, forest certification, the enhancement of habitat for at-risk species, and the conservation of bottomland hardwood forests.

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DuPont Honors Bemis in 2017 Packaging Innovation Competition

DuPont Honors Bemis in 2017 Packaging Innovation Competition

Bemis Company, Inc. has been honored by DuPont for the Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Bakery Delights package featuring textured film. The package received a Silver Award in the 2017 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation.

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Georgia-Pacific Brewton Mill Completes $388 Million Energy Improvement Project, Invests Another $50 Million For Product Improvements

Georgia-Pacific Brewton Mill Completes $388 Million Energy Improvement Project, Invests Another $50 Million For Product Improvements

Local and state officials joined Georgia-Pacific Brewton mill employees and their families on Saturday to celebrate the completion of a $388 million energy improvement project after two years of construction.

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Britain follows Australia's lead on plain packaging for tobacco products

Metsä Board achieves EcoVadis Gold rating for its sustainability practices

Ahlstrom-Munksjö continues to acquire own shares

Pratt introduces D Flute for eCommerce Packaging

Smurfit Kappa celebrates a decade of excellence in sustainability achievements

AF&PA Urges Senate to Approve Regulatory Accountability Act Following Committee Passage of the Legislation

UPM and FSC announce a global strategic partnership

Spotlight

CBG solves the problems of frozen or broken fasteners

CBG solves the problems of frozen or broken fasteners

When frozen or broken bolts, studs or rivets put a stop to your operations or maintenance and repair program, CBG will solve the problem for you. In fact, CBG will disintegrate the problem.

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Global Paper Industry Meets to Advance Priorities

Global Paper Industry Meets to Advance Priorities

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) joined global industry executives and CEOs in Berlin, Germany, for the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) Annual Meeting and the 8th International CEO Roundtable.

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Greenpeace: 6 ways corporate lawsuits kill free speech (and how to fight back!)

Greenpeace: 6 ways corporate lawsuits kill free speech (and how to fight back!)

Greenpeace: "Free speech is a right. So how can a corporation possibly stop you from speaking out? Using a legal tactic called a SLAPP, corporations like the massive Canadian logging company, Resolute Forest Products, are attempting to crack down on free speech by suing their critics into submission."

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The passion and pathos of 'Papermaker'

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

Preparing for Contract Negotiations

Preparing for Contract Negotiations

This article is intended primarily to focus company management on some of the essential considerations involved when entering into negotiations. Since the end result will not only involve an allocation of resources and have a significant effect on other areas of the company, the achievement of contract goals becomes of highest importance. Here are a few guidelines that may be helpful.

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Understanding Matrix Management

Understanding Matrix Management

Many older managers and some who are now in retirement operated within a traditional business management structure. This included organization charts, which outlined the company functions and lines of reporting...

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The Australian Corrugated Box Market just got more interesting

The Australian Corrugated Box Market just got more interesting

For many years Australia has had substantially a duopoly of corrugated box suppliers, with Visy Industries (Pratt Group) and Amcor (now Orora) between them supplying more than 85% of the market. A bruising "box war" many years ago saw the demise of the Smorgon Group as Australia's third integrated corrugated box supplier. Visy consolidated its market leading position and now holds well over 50% market share and Orora more than 30%. This orderly state of affairs may be about to change.

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Jim's and Steve's Book & Film Club

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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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