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Week of 19 February 2018: Transportation Optimization

Week of 19 February 2018: Transportation Optimization

I was introduced to "Just-in-Time" manufacturing concepts sometime in the mid-1980s--over thirty years ago. At that time, this meant that suppliers of paper products were supposed to keep warehouses full of product made to customers' specifications and deliver it to them on a moment's notice. We kept it on our books, assumed the liability for its potential damage or loss and owned the warehouses. Some savings! In the years since then, mills have clawed back some of the costs that were transferred to them by their customers during this trend...

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Week of 12 February 2018: Using Transportation Costs as a KPI

Week of 5 February 2018: Autonomous Closer

Week of 29 January 2018: Capital projects are often political

Week of 22 January 2018: Negotiation Enthusiasm

Week of 15 January 2018: Does converting old assets make any sense?

Week of 8 January 2018: Desperation in Procurement

Week of 1 January 2018: Capital Projects Month

Week of 25 December 2017: The never-ending misperceptions

Week of 18 December 2017: The Clean Energy Report

Week of 11 December 2017: Has the base case changed since 2010? Not by much if at all.

Week of 4 December 2017: A reminder

Technology

Mono Ammonium Phosphate usage in the tissue industry

Mono Ammonium Phosphate usage in the tissue industry

MAP can be very beneficial in protecting the yankee surface and establishing a good yankee organic coating.

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Tissue Technology

A three point stickies control strategy...

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Spotlight

Norpac draws ire of publishing industry over paper tariffs

Norpac draws ire of publishing industry over paper tariffs

Norpac has come under fire from the U.S. publishing industry for its trade petition against Canadian papermakers.

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As the world turns against plastic, paper giant Smurfit Kappa sees 'huge opportunity'

As the world turns against plastic, paper giant Smurfit Kappa sees 'huge opportunity'

In an interview, Mayer said: "I remember a time when a plethora of our clients' products were packaged wholly in cardboard, before the top half became a plastic sheet and the bottom half remained cardboard. In light of consumer, political and environmental pressure, those days are coming back and we eye an opportunity when it comes to meeting this demand."

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Stora Enso to supply wooden constructions for Finland's tallest wooden high-rise building

Stora Enso to supply wooden constructions for Finland's tallest wooden high-rise building

The launch of LineoTM by Stora Enso is another important step on the way to replacing fossil-based materials with renewable solutions. Lineo is available to companies seeking more sustainable, bio-based alternatives.

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Packaging Corporation of America: One year since catastrophic explosion in DeRidder killing three

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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Arsonists burn trucks, heavy machinery in southern Chile

The area is the heart of Chile's important forestry and paper industry, and the trucks and machinery used by local businesses have often been the target of arson attacks and hijackings.

Report speculates Sofidel will build facility in Oklahoma

Officials have declined to disclose the name of the company, but Public Service Company of Oklahoma last month sold 240 acres of the site it proposed decades ago for the Black Fox nuclear power plant to Sofidel America Corp.,...

Fire at WestRock facility in Virginia

Firefighters spent hours Friday morning putting out a pesky fire at a WestRock facility in Hopewell when bales that caught fire at about 5 a.m.

Fibria confirms talks with Suzano over 'alternative strategies'

Fibria Celulose SA said Suzano Papel e Celulose SA representatives have contacted its controlling shareholders to discuss "alternative strategies" for the companies, according to a securities filing on Monday.

Wisconsin governor: 'Hard to tell' whether Kimberly-Clark will take tax deal to keep facilities open

Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday "it's hard to tell" whether Kimberly-Clark Corp. will take his administration's tax deal to keep its Neenah and Fox Crossing plants open.

Verso to restart Jay, Maine paper machine, hire 120 people

Verso Corp., which last July said it had permanently shut down its No. 3 paper machine and idled 120 workers at the Androscoggin Mill in Jay, said Thursday it will upgrade the pulp line and paper machine there as it expands i...

Appvion workers learn their employee stock is likely worthless

Appvion's public announcement last week of its proposed sale left out a significant detail.

Wisconsin lawmakers announce bill aimed at saving Kimberly-Clark jobs

Two lawmakers have introduced legislation aimed at keeping Kimberly-Clark from closing plants in the Neenah area.

Leading Stories

Arsonists burn trucks, heavy machinery in southern Chile

Arsonists burn trucks, heavy machinery in southern Chile

The area is the heart of Chile's important forestry and paper industry, and the trucks and machinery used by local businesses have often been the target of arson attacks and hijackings.

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Report speculates Sofidel will build facility in Oklahoma

Report speculates Sofidel will build facility in Oklahoma

Officials have declined to disclose the name of the company, but Public Service Company of Oklahoma last month sold 240 acres of the site it proposed decades ago for the Black Fox nuclear power plant to Sofidel America Corp., an Italy-based company that specializes in tissue paper production, land records show.

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Fire at WestRock facility in Virginia

Fire at WestRock facility in Virginia

Firefighters spent hours Friday morning putting out a pesky fire at a WestRock facility in Hopewell when bales that caught fire at about 5 a.m.

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Fibria confirms talks with Suzano over 'alternative strategies'

Fibria confirms talks with Suzano over 'alternative strategies'

Fibria Celulose SA said Suzano Papel e Celulose SA representatives have contacted its controlling shareholders to discuss "alternative strategies" for the companies, according to a securities filing on Monday.

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Wisconsin governor: 'Hard to tell' whether Kimberly-Clark will take tax deal to keep facilities open

Wisconsin governor: 'Hard to tell' whether Kimberly-Clark will take tax deal to keep facilities open

Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday "it's hard to tell" whether Kimberly-Clark Corp. will take his administration's tax deal to keep its Neenah and Fox Crossing plants open.

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Verso to restart Jay, Maine paper machine, hire 120 people

Verso to restart Jay, Maine paper machine, hire 120 people

Verso Corp., which last July said it had permanently shut down its No. 3 paper machine and idled 120 workers at the Androscoggin Mill in Jay, said Thursday it will upgrade the pulp line and paper machine there as it expands into new markets.

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Appvion workers learn their employee stock is likely worthless

Appvion workers learn their employee stock is likely worthless

Appvion's public announcement last week of its proposed sale left out a significant detail.

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Wisconsin lawmakers announce bill aimed at saving Kimberly-Clark jobs

Wisconsin lawmakers announce bill aimed at saving Kimberly-Clark jobs

Two lawmakers have introduced legislation aimed at keeping Kimberly-Clark from closing plants in the Neenah area.

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Federal judge rules in favor of state of Wisconsin in Fox River cleanup case

Federal judge rules in favor of state of Wisconsin in Fox River cleanup case

A federal court has ruled in favor of the State of Wisconsin in a Fox River cleanup case.

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American Greetings announces new majority owner

American Greetings announces new majority owner

American Greetings, which is headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, announced that Clayton, Dubilier & Rice have acquired a majority stake in the company.

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Klabin acquires interest in Israeli startup

Klabin acquires interest in Israeli startup

Klabin acquires 12.5% interest in the Israeli startup Melodea Bio Based Solutions, a pioneer in the technology for extracting cellulose nanocrystalline (CNC), a 100% biobased and renewable product.

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Lawsuit: Woman fired for drawing attention to scheme allowing RR Donnelley to short USPS millions

Andritz successfully starts up tissue machine with the world's largest steel Yankee dryer in Brazil

Company Says It Will Bring 100 Jobs To Former Millinocket Paper Mill Site

Södra: Record-high approval rates for soil and water considerations

Metsä Tissue moves to bio energy in heat generation in Sweden

Kimberly-Clark to close facility in California

Appvion proposes sale to group of lenders

Wisconsin governor says tax credits could go to other paper companies

Southworth plans March auction after buyer backs out

Smurfit Kappa plans to spend extra €1.6 billion on expansion

Industry News

U.S. demand for Canadian softwood lumber expected to remain high

U.S. demand for Canadian softwood lumber expected to remain high

Growth in demand could outstrip increase in supply for next 18 to 36 months.

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Unifor: Staffing levels, safety concerns lead to Domtar pulp mill shutdown

Unifor: Staffing levels, safety concerns lead to Domtar pulp mill shutdown

Unifor says it's working with paper producer Domtar Corp. to find solutions to staffing levels that have forced a temporary shutdown of its pulp mill in northern Ontario.

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Furious Kimberly-Clark workers vent about planned mill closures in Fox Cities

Furious Kimberly-Clark workers vent about planned mill closures in Fox Cities

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin listened on Friday afternoon to Kimberly-Clark Corp. employees facing layoffs, and the group collectively shed some tears.

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Enviva Completes Acquisition of South Carolina Wood Pellet Plant

Enviva Completes Acquisition of South Carolina Wood Pellet Plant

Strategic investment will help Enviva meet growing demand for biomass energy, support manufacturing jobs in rural Southeast.

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Noteholder seeks bankruptcy examiner to investigate Cenveo

Noteholder seeks bankruptcy examiner to investigate Cenveo

An independent examiner is needed to probe Cenveo Inc's affairs because the printing company's board is marred by conflicts of interest and cannot be trusted to investigate events leading to its bankruptcy, according to one of its major noteholders.

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APP eyes India for possible mill

APP eyes India for possible mill

The management of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), one of the largest paper manufacturers in the world, has evinced interest to set up India's largest paper mill in Andhra Pradesh.

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Fair Work Commission to rule on strike at Australian Paper

Fair Work Commission to rule on strike at Australian Paper

Australia's only manufacturer of office, printing and packaging papers is waiting on a Fair Work Commission (FWC) ruling on the month-long strike by 87 workers that has hit its envelope-making facility in Melbourne.

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Cenveo Announces Management Appointments

Cenveo Announces Management Appointments

Cenveo, Inc. announced the appointment of Mark S. Hiltwein as Chief Financial Officer, effective March 2018.

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School lunch contract boosts production at plate making Huhtamaki facilities

School lunch contract boosts production at plate making Huhtamaki facilities

Two large school districts that are switching to environmentally friendly plates in their lunchrooms will boost production at a Maine compostable plate manufacturer by 10 percent.

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Wet end rebuild for Sappi Gratkorn Mill in Austria

Wet end rebuild for Sappi Gratkorn Mill in Austria

Valmet will supply a wet end rebuild with installation for Sappi Gratkorn Mill in Austria.

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DowDuPont to transfer up to 150 employees to Delaware

DowDuPont to transfer up to 150 employees to Delaware

DowDuPont is set to transfer up to 150 of its Pennsylvania specialty products division employees to Delaware next year.

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AF&PA "Encouraged" by EPA's Announcement Regarding Work on Carbon-Neutral Biomass Policy

Stora Enso launches bio-based lignin as renewable replacement for oil-based phenolic materials

International Paper Named One Of The 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies By The Ethisphere Institute For The Twelfth Year

Cooking plant rebuild and new brown stock washing equipment for Smurfit Kappa kraftliner mill in Piteå, Sweden

UPM Raflatac launches new white plant-based PE film for home and personal care applications

As cryptominers eye Quebec, forest companies see opportunity

APP response to Joint NGO Statement on 5th Anniversary of Asia Pulp & Paper's Forest Conservation Policy

SCA launches environmental impact assessment of production increase at Obbola paper mill

Carthage paper mill to pay $175,000 fine for safety violations

Sun Chemical and DIC Corporation Acquire Luminescence Holdings Ltd.

Asia Pulp and Paper's sustainability progress 'not sufficient' say NGOs

UPM may build new biofuel plant in Finland

A random walk with Gene

I tell our 15 year old student: If you are only focused on athletics, your life is half over!

I tell our 15 year old student:  If you are only focused on athletics, your life is half over!

My biggest concern today is kids and parents who focus too sharply on athletics, as if their children's talents are going to carry them through the rest of their lives. The kids then assume this attitude at the expense of academics.

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Tricks of the trade

Irreconcilable?

Being a parent

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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Perspectives

PPRC Brings Concerns to Capitol Hill, Washington Decision Makers During Annual Fly-In

PPRC Brings Concerns to Capitol Hill, Washington Decision Makers During Annual Fly-In

As the saying goes, "If you're not at the table, you're probably on the menu." That's why we are here.

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Why We Need Millennials In Manufacturing Jobs Now

Why We Need Millennials In Manufacturing Jobs Now

The conventional wisdom seems to say that a traditional college education and an apartment in the city are the key ingredients for professional success in the modern economy. But that's not necessarily the case. Opportunity abounds in American manufacturing, especially outside the nation's biggest cities. America's young people should consider seizing it.

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Greenpeace: Your right to stand for forests is under attack -- again

Greenpeace: Your right to stand for forests is under attack -- again

"If it seems like we've been talking about lawsuits a lot lately, it's because we have."

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Renewal concerns every one of us

Renewal concerns every one of us

Over the past five years, Metsä Group's wood supply has developed from a purchaser of wood into Finland's best provider of forest services.

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January 2018

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December 2017

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November 2017

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Energy & the Environment

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