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

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

Today we spend lots of time talking about predictive, preventive maintenance and have all sorts of seminars and software to manage this. There is no excuse for not having a strong predictive, preventive maintenance program. But can it all come down to something as simple as proper care of bearings?

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Week of 13 March 2017: Maintenance Storerooms

Week of 6 March 2017: Maintenance "Costs"

Week of 27 Feb 2017: Future jobs in transportation

Week of 20 Feb 2017: Deadheading Drones

Week of 13 Feb 2017: Rethinking local transportation needs

Week of 6 Feb 2017: What has changed? What is new?

Week of 30 Jan 2017: Keeping Capital Project Costs Low

Green Box ready to emerge from bankruptcy

Almost a year after founder Ron Van Den Heuvel sought protection from investors and creditors, the trash-into-treasure company could emerge ready to operate if it can secure $176 million in financing.

Judge rules for Rayonier Advanced Materials

A ruling issued by Georgia Superior Court Judge Stephen Kelley has reversed a previous decision in state administrative court that required the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to issue a more stringent pollution per...

Crews douse fire at former Verso paper mill in Bucksport, Maine

Firefighters from Bucksport and several surrounding towns extinguished a fire Saturday morning at the former Verso paper mill.

Pratt Industries officially opening Beloit, Wisconsin facility, adding 140 jobs

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was slated to be on hand Monday as Pratt Industries officially opens its new 350,000-square-foot corrugated box factory in Beloit.

Canfor gets $13 million for green project

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. has been awarded $13 million to continue its funding one of its environmentally-friendly green initiatives.

Fire crews 'dodged a bullet' battling Great Northern Paper site fire, official says

The town's top elected official criticized demolition crews on Tuesday for unsafe conditions that impeded firefighters battling a toxic fire at the former Great Northern Paper Co. site.

Cascades announces new products

Cascades has announced the launch of a brand-new consumer line of tissue paper.

APP marks four-year anniversary of its Forest Conservation Policy

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is now on the fourth year of a plan to transform its business model through its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) and become a leader in responsible production.

Leading Stories

Green Box ready to emerge from bankruptcy

Green Box ready to emerge from bankruptcy

Almost a year after founder Ron Van Den Heuvel sought protection from investors and creditors, the trash-into-treasure company could emerge ready to operate if it can secure $176 million in financing.

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Judge rules for Rayonier Advanced Materials

Judge rules for Rayonier Advanced Materials

A ruling issued by Georgia Superior Court Judge Stephen Kelley has reversed a previous decision in state administrative court that required the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to issue a more stringent pollution permit for the Rayonier Advanced Materials mill near Jesup.

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Crews douse fire at former Verso paper mill in Bucksport, Maine

Crews douse fire at former Verso paper mill in Bucksport, Maine

Firefighters from Bucksport and several surrounding towns extinguished a fire Saturday morning at the former Verso paper mill.

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Pratt Industries officially opening Beloit, Wisconsin facility, adding 140 jobs

Pratt Industries officially opening Beloit, Wisconsin facility, adding 140 jobs

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was slated to be on hand Monday as Pratt Industries officially opens its new 350,000-square-foot corrugated box factory in Beloit.

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Canfor gets $13 million for green project

Canfor gets $13 million for green project

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. has been awarded $13 million to continue its funding one of its environmentally-friendly green initiatives.

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Fire crews 'dodged a bullet' battling Great Northern Paper site fire, official says

Fire crews 'dodged a bullet' battling Great Northern Paper site fire, official says

The town's top elected official criticized demolition crews on Tuesday for unsafe conditions that impeded firefighters battling a toxic fire at the former Great Northern Paper Co. site.

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Cascades announces new products

APP marks four-year anniversary of its Forest Conservation Policy

Sofidel may close down tissue mill

International Paper explosion: Preliminary findings have been released

Resolute Forest Products announces indefinite idling of newsprint mill in Thorold, Ontario

EU antitrust regulators raid Mondi, other paper companies

Federal lawsuit claims Kimberly-Clark uses dangerous chemicals in Huggies Natural Care wipes

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

Multi Packaging Solutions to acquire Paris Art Label Company, Inc.

Multi Packaging Solutions to acquire Paris Art Label Company, Inc.

Multi Packaging Solutions International ("MPS") has signed a letter of intent to acquire the business of Paris Art Label Company, Inc., subject to standard completion of diligence steps and Board of Directors' approval which is expected to be completed on or about March 31, 2017.

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Pöyry awarded detailed design assignment for major rebuild of a paper machine for Sappi North America

Pöyry awarded detailed design assignment for major rebuild of a paper machine for Sappi North America

Sappi has awarded Pöyry the detailed design for the rebuild of paper machine No. 1 at its Somerset paper manufacturing facility in Skowhegan, Maine.

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UPM to sell its hydro power facilities in Schongau and Ettringen to erdgas schwaben

UPM to sell its hydro power facilities in Schongau and Ettringen to erdgas schwaben

UPM has signed an agreement on the sale of its hydro power facilities in Schongau and Ettringen, Germany to erdgas schwaben gmbh, a regional energy company, located in Augsburg.

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Valmet to supply a winder for Shandong Chenming Paper in China

Valmet to supply a winder for Shandong Chenming Paper in China

Valmet will supply a new winder for Shandong Chenming Paper Ltd. at its Zhanjiang site in Guangdong province, China.

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Klabin: Maintenance shutdowns at the Puma and Monte Alegre units in Brazil

Klabin: Maintenance shutdowns at the Puma and Monte Alegre units in Brazil

Klabin says it will conduct maintenance shutdowns at its two units in Paraná, Brazil

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Avery Dennison names Vice President and interim CFO

Avery Dennison names Vice President and interim CFO

Avery Dennison Corporation has appointed Gregory S. Lovins as vice president and interim CFO, effective immediately.

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Fibria starts construction on intermodal terminal for pulp shipment in Brazil

Voith launches merQbiz, a digital trading platform for the paper industry

Huhtamaki unveils Adtone cup with digital content

Rayonier Announces Acquisitions in U.S. South Coastal Atlantic Markets

Dow and DuPont inch closer to merger approval

Sonoco completes acquisition of Peninsula Packaging Company

Combination of Ahlstrom and Munksjö OKed by the European Commission; expected to be completed by April

Spotlight

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

A safety milestone

Sappi sets a record: Cloquet paper mill reaches record 2 million hours without lost-time injury.

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Miami U. paper foundation seeking executive director

Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment News

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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

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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