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Week of 26 Sep 2016: There are only two requirements for a successful career*

Week of 26 Sep 2016: There are only two requirements for a successful career*

*All else being equal and if you always behave in a legal, moral and ethical manner and you understand that the invoice printer is the most important machine in any enterprise. These are a given and you should already know them by now, if you have been following me for any length of time. After forty-six and one half years of observing modern business life, I think it does indeed boil down to two things, at least in large corporations...

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Week of 19 Sep 2016: Make them sign for it

Week of 12 Sep 2016: Are you management material?

Week of 5 Sep 2016: Hard or soft?

Week of 29 Aug 2016: Corruption Month 2016, fifth week

Week of 22 Aug 2016: Corruption Month 2016, fourth week

Week of 15 Aug 2016: Corruption Month 2016, third week

Week of 8 Aug 2016: Corruption Month 2016, second week

Domtar Optimizing Fluff Pulp Production, Streamlining Plymouth Mill Operations

The restructuring, which is expected to be completed by mid-2017, includes the permanent closure of the small pulp dryer and idling of related assets, in addition to a workforce reduction of approximately 100 positions.

Van Den Heuvel facing more charges

Federal prosecutors added multiple charges against businessman Ron Van Den Heuvel, the founder of Green Box NA Green Bay LLC, who is facing bank fraud conspiracy charges.

Packaging Corporation of America facility to close, cutting 51 jobs

Packaging Corporation of America will permanently close its 28th Street plant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania later this year, putting 51 employees out of work.

Georgia-Pacific Completes $40 Million Expansion at Gurdon, Arkansas, Facility

In a celebration with community leaders, Georgia-Pacific recently marked the completion of an approximately $40 million expansion at its Gurdon, Arkansas, lumber operations.

KapStone CEO stepping down

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation announced that effective January 1, 2017, Roger Stone is stepping down as KapStone's Chief Executive Officer.

Huhtamaki to locate $100M, 300-job manufacturing plant in Goodyear, Arizona

Finland-based Huhtamaki North America is locating a $100 million, 300-worker food packaging manufacturing plant at a 750,000-square-foot building in Goodyear.

Washington state limits carbon pollution from large sources

The new rules do not affect mills on the Peninsula until 2032, when the Port Townsend paper mill is expected to meet the criteria.

Valmet Celulose, Papel é Energia Ltda has been notified of arbitration proceedings initiated against it by Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A.

Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. has filed a request for arbitration against Valmet Celulose, Papel é Energia Ltda, Valmet AB and Valmet Technologies Oy, subsidiaries of Valmet Oyj, claiming approximately Euro 80 million.

Leading Stories

Domtar Optimizing Fluff Pulp Production, Streamlining Plymouth Mill Operations

Domtar Optimizing Fluff Pulp Production, Streamlining Plymouth Mill Operations

The restructuring, which is expected to be completed by mid-2017, includes the permanent closure of the small pulp dryer and idling of related assets, in addition to a workforce reduction of approximately 100 positions.

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Van Den Heuvel facing more charges

Van Den Heuvel facing more charges

Federal prosecutors added multiple charges against businessman Ron Van Den Heuvel, the founder of Green Box NA Green Bay LLC, who is facing bank fraud conspiracy charges.

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Packaging Corporation of America facility to close, cutting 51 jobs

Packaging Corporation of America facility to close, cutting 51 jobs

Packaging Corporation of America will permanently close its 28th Street plant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania later this year, putting 51 employees out of work.

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Georgia-Pacific Completes $40 Million Expansion at Gurdon, Arkansas, Facility

Georgia-Pacific Completes $40 Million Expansion at Gurdon, Arkansas, Facility

In a celebration with community leaders, Georgia-Pacific recently marked the completion of an approximately $40 million expansion at its Gurdon, Arkansas, lumber operations.

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KapStone CEO stepping down

KapStone CEO stepping down

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation announced that effective January 1, 2017, Roger Stone is stepping down as KapStone's Chief Executive Officer.

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Huhtamaki to locate $100M, 300-job manufacturing plant in Goodyear, Arizona

Huhtamaki to locate $100M, 300-job manufacturing plant in Goodyear, Arizona

Finland-based Huhtamaki North America is locating a $100 million, 300-worker food packaging manufacturing plant at a 750,000-square-foot building in Goodyear.

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Washington state limits carbon pollution from large sources

Valmet Celulose, Papel é Energia Ltda has been notified of arbitration proceedings initiated against it by Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A.

Orient Paper to demerge consumer electric business

Lincoln, Maine mill executives took millions rather than restart mill, creditors claim

RR Donnelley's board OKs company's separation into three publicly-traded companies

Stora Enso to close a facility and invest in another

Struggling with delays, Tranlin changes name

A random walk with Gene

Football and Elections

Football and Elections

England has voted to exit the EU. Our fearless Paperitalo Publications leader Jim Thompson wrote his thoughts on the impact we may feel in the presidential election this November. I hope his predictions come true...

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

Energy costs

CO2 containers

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

USG Corporation Announces Leadership Transition

USG Corporation Announces Leadership Transition

James S. Metcalf to Retire as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Effective October 31, 2016; Jennifer F. Scanlon to Succeed Metcalf as President and Chief Executive Officer

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Twin Rivers gains PEFC chain of custody certification

Twin Rivers gains PEFC chain of custody certification

Twin Rivers Paper Company announced that the company has achieved PEFC Chain of Custody certification.

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Resolute Forest Products to acquire Tembec facility in Senneterre, Quebec

Resolute Forest Products to acquire Tembec facility in Senneterre, Quebec

Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced the signing of an agreement to acquire the assets of Tembec's sawmill located in Senneterre, Quebec.

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CMPC signs contract with Voith to supply new tissue machine

CMPC signs contract with Voith to supply new tissue machine

CMPC has signed a contract with Voith Paper for the supply of a complete VTM 4 double-width tissue machine, which will be installed in the new production facility of its subsidiary Protisa in Cañete, Peru.

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Paper makers retire equipment to shed excess capacity

Paper makers retire equipment to shed excess capacity

Japan's paper manufacturers have started to rationalize their production facilities in earnest to rid themselves of unneeded capacity.

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Universal Forest Products completes acquisition of idX Corp

Universal Forest Products completes acquisition of idX Corp

Universal Forest Products, Inc. UFPI announced that it has completed the acquisition of St. Louis, MO.-based custom merchandising solutions provider, idX Corp.

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Södra to close facility in Djursdala, Sweden

AF&PA appoints new communications director

Madison Dearborn Partners may be buying Finnish paper company Powerflute

Madison Paper Industries seeks a buyer for the mill in Madison and the hydro facility in Anson

Port Townsend Paper first manufacturer in state of Washington to switch to compressed natural gas

Canada still deadlocked with U.S. over lumber, ready to litigate

Former Singapore Environment Council head parts ways with APP

Spotlight

Three papermakers and 14 nice people help a Guatemalan family

Three papermakers and 14 nice people help a Guatemalan family

We all flew down to Guatemala City and then motored onward another 60 miles to the town of Panajachel, in Guatemala's southern highlands. Our group's mission was to help build a small house for a family of poor--very poor--people of Mayan Indian descent.

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UMaine's "Consider Engineering" Summer Camp

UMaine's

Each July, the University Of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation sponsors a camp for high school students who've completed their junior year and demonstrate interest and aptitude in the field of engineering. This year, there were almost 180 applicants for the 102 spots.

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Paperitalo Publications honored by Trade, Association and Business Publications International for editorial excellence

Paperitalo Publications honored by Trade, Association and Business Publications International for editorial excellence

Nip Impressions is a 2016 Tabbie Award winner in Regular Column category.

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The technical workforce is aging out. Are student replacements coming in?

Light Green Machine Institute

The Light Green Machine Weekly

The Light Green Machine Weekly

Ideas you can use now.

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Sign up for the annual Light Green Machine Institute Conference!

Sign up for the annual Light Green Machine Institute Conference!

The 7th Annual Light Green Machine Institute Conference will be held the 16th - 18th of October, 2016 at the Doubletree-Brownstone Hotel on the campus of NC State University in Raleigh, NC. This year's theme is Competing in the 21st Century.

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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

The Importance of Technical Writing Skills

The Importance of Technical Writing Skills

Instead of dreading the task of report writing, consider the longer term career benefits potentially available. Sharpening this skill can boost your visibility to peers and assist in career advancement.

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The Investment Conundrum

The Investment Conundrum

There are only two options for direct investment in paper manufacture in Australasia. If an investor flipped a coin and chose one option the reward for the one would be very different from the other.

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Avoiding Corruption in the Workplace

Avoiding Corruption in the Workplace

If one accepts a traditional definition of corruption as "abusing power or taking actions illegally for personal gain," it could be argued that the paper industry is no different from any other business in this regard. However, in spite of many shared organizational features, each business environment has its own unique circumstances, which may make it more appealing for personnel to consider a corrupt practice.

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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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