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

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

Recently I have seen a number of cases in which human energy was not being expended to any appreciable extent. Actually, I was witnessing laziness. I have not discussed this topic in a long time, so perhaps it is time once again to bring it up. It is a topic that tends to offend some folks, for people do not like to be singled out as lazy or unenergetic. To assuage the embarrassment of the truly guilty, let me say that we all are struck by this at one time or another. And we must admit that we know some people who are in a permanent rut of inactivity. So, who to blame? What to do?

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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

Week of 3 April 2017: General liability and the cost of not caring

Week of 27 March 2017: Thinking new thoughts about maintenance

Week of 20 March 2017: When we were younger, when things were simpler

Week of 13 March 2017: Maintenance Storerooms

Canfor Corp. eyes acquisitions amid U.S. lumber duties carnage

Canfor Corp., one of the world's largest forestry companies, sees potential acquisition opportunities in the carnage left by new U.S. softwood lumber duties that could hit Canadian small- and medium-sized mills especially har...

Stora Enso backs off from Polish mill expansion

Stora Enso scrapped plans to expand its paperboard mill in Poland because of an over-supplied market as it delivered a weak profit forecast on Thursday.

Canadian Lumber Industry Hits Back at `Unfair' Trump Tariffs

Canadian lumber companies criticized new tariffs on imports of softwood lumber to the U.S., calling them unfair and unwarranted, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's administration vowed to fight back.

Cenveo Responds to NYSE Notice With Business Plan

Based on the March 28, 2017 date of the NYSE Notice and assuming NYSE acceptance of its submission, Cenveo would have until September 2018 to return to compliance with the NYSE market capitalization rule.

Kimberly-Clark Invests in Energy Efficiency at its Mobile, Alabama Mill

Kimberly-Clark Corporation has approved an investment of $75 million for construction of a new on-site combined heat-power plant at its tissue mill in Mobile, Alabama.

Trump slaps duty on Canadian lumber, intensifying trade fight

U.S. President Donald Trump intensified a trade dispute with Canada, slapping tariffs of up to 24 percent on imported softwood lumber in a move that drew swift criticism from the Canadian government, which vowed to sue if nee...

Fortress Paper to Commence Trading on the OTCQX Market in the United States

Fortress Paper Ltd. announced that, effective April 24, 2017, the Company's common shares will commence trading on the OTCQX® Best Market in the United States under the symbol "FTPLF".

LSC Communications Awarded a Five-Year Supply Chain Services Contract with Great Minds, LLC

LSC Communications, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a five-year Supply Chain Services contract for the print production and warehousing of educational materials for Great Minds, LLC.

Leading Stories

Canfor Corp. eyes acquisitions amid U.S. lumber duties carnage

Canfor Corp. eyes acquisitions amid U.S. lumber duties carnage

Canfor Corp., one of the world's largest forestry companies, sees potential acquisition opportunities in the carnage left by new U.S. softwood lumber duties that could hit Canadian small- and medium-sized mills especially hard.

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Stora Enso backs off from Polish mill expansion

Stora Enso backs off from Polish mill expansion

Stora Enso scrapped plans to expand its paperboard mill in Poland because of an over-supplied market as it delivered a weak profit forecast on Thursday.

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Canadian Lumber Industry Hits Back at `Unfair' Trump Tariffs

Canadian Lumber Industry Hits Back at `Unfair' Trump Tariffs

Canadian lumber companies criticized new tariffs on imports of softwood lumber to the U.S., calling them unfair and unwarranted, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's administration vowed to fight back.

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Cenveo Responds to NYSE Notice With Business Plan

Cenveo Responds to NYSE Notice With Business Plan

Based on the March 28, 2017 date of the NYSE Notice and assuming NYSE acceptance of its submission, Cenveo would have until September 2018 to return to compliance with the NYSE market capitalization rule.

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Kimberly-Clark Invests in Energy Efficiency at its Mobile, Alabama Mill

Kimberly-Clark Invests in Energy Efficiency at its Mobile, Alabama Mill

Kimberly-Clark Corporation has approved an investment of $75 million for construction of a new on-site combined heat-power plant at its tissue mill in Mobile, Alabama.

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Trump slaps duty on Canadian lumber, intensifying trade fight

Trump slaps duty on Canadian lumber, intensifying trade fight

U.S. President Donald Trump intensified a trade dispute with Canada, slapping tariffs of up to 24 percent on imported softwood lumber in a move that drew swift criticism from the Canadian government, which vowed to sue if needed.

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Fortress Paper to Commence Trading on the OTCQX Market in the United States

LSC Communications Awarded a Five-Year Supply Chain Services Contract with Great Minds, LLC

Bemis hiring for new center in Ireland

International Paper flooding lawsuit granted class action status

IP mill in Columbus, Georgia evacuated after equipment catches fire

Report: Stora Enso's Brazil expansion hinges on new rules

Update on PCA DeRidder explosion

A random walk with Gene

Irreconcilable?

Irreconcilable?

I'm only now beginning to appreciate the effect divorce has on the children involved. The parents openly dislike each other and talk about it to their friends, lawyers, and associates. The kids, who can they talk to? Who will listen to their side? To whom can they vent? Do they even know the nature of the divorce in the first place? They didn't ask for it, it was thrust upon them by people they deeply love and trusted.

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Being a parent

Football and Elections

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

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

Chembond buys Solenis' 45% stake in water treatment chemicals joint venture

Chembond buys Solenis' 45% stake in water treatment chemicals joint venture

Specialty chemicals maker Chembond Chemicals Limited has acquired Solenis Netherlands's 45 percent stake in their joint venture Chembond Solenis Water Technologies Limited (CSWTL) for approximately $7.35 million.

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International Paper Ticonderoga mill starts annual shutdown

International Paper Ticonderoga mill starts annual shutdown

International Paper's Ticonderoga mill is offline from April 24 to May 10, but mill officials say it's a normal maintenance shutdown.

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Cascades Pro launches new family of interfold napkin dispensers

Cascades Pro launches new family of interfold napkin dispensers

Cascades PRO™, a leader in the manufacturing of towel and tissue products, is proud to announce the introduction of three new Cascades PRO Tandem™ Interfold Dispensers including a stand/wall unit, a smaller capacity tabletop unit, and a large capacity countertop unit.

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Father of worker killed in PCA DeRidder explosion files lawsuit

Father of worker killed in PCA DeRidder explosion files lawsuit

Beaumont attorney Brent Coon is representing Joe Gooch, whose son Jody Gooch was killed in the tragic explosion at the Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) plant in DeRidder, Louisiana in February.

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Arctic Paper announced leadership changes

Arctic Paper announced leadership changes

The Supervisory Board of Arctic Paper S.A. has appointed Per Skoglund as President of the Management Board and CEO, and Małgorzata Majewska-Śliwa as Management Board Member.

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Huhtamaki vacates and sells a facility in China

Huhtamaki vacates and sells a facility in China

Huhtamaki has agreed to sell one of its manufacturing facilities and the related land usage rights in Guangzhou, China, to Guangzhou Yashao Investment Co. Ltd.

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Port Townsend Paper mill fined $30,000; problems corrected, say Ecology, mill reps

UPM's Zero Solid Waste to Landfill initiative wins the Midwest Regional Sustainability Award in the US

Australian Paper welcomes Federal Government decision to impose tariff on cheap imports

Former Nippon cogeneration plant has been shut down; fewer than 30 employees retained

Glatfelter Named 'Supplier of the Year' by Keurig Green Mountain

Rare endangered amphibian spotted at Klabin's conservation unit

Stora Enso introduces new board for child-resistant packaging

Spotlight

The passion and pathos of 'Papermaker'

The passion and pathos of 'Papermaker'

A tale of a Maine paper mill written by a Maine playwright on a Maine stage - that's the latest from Penobscot Theatre Company.

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Residues climb as wood pellet feedstock

Residues climb as wood pellet feedstock

Wood pellet manufacturers in both the US and Canada are increasingly diversifying their feedstock to reduce fiber costs and take advantage of less utilized fiber sources, according to analysis by Wood Resources International.

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Resolute to create 26 jobs at SUNY Plattsburgh

Resolute to create 26 jobs at SUNY Plattsburgh

Resolute Forest Products intends to invest $26,000 to create those positions as it establishes a principal U.S. office in Redcay Hall at SUNY Plattsburgh.

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A safety milestone

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

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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The Complexity of Workplace Conflict

The Complexity of Workplace Conflict

Early in my career I was told by an Engineer that the only real problems we would face in our careers were people problems. He went on to explain that solutions could be found for all other problems, but not always for those originating from personnel. As time progressed, I began to appreciate his wisdom more and more...

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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 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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