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Staff at British packaging group DS Smith to strike over pay, union says

"We are disappointed with the vote for industrial action, particularly at a crucial time for all of our customers," a DS Smith spokesperson said.

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Ahlstrom invests in South America to support filtration customers with a new lamination capability

Ahlstrom perpetuates its 50-year commitment and support to the global Filtration industry by investing EUR 2 million in a new laminator at Louveira plant, Brazil. With a planned installation in 2023, the equipment is expected to be fully operational by Q1 2024.

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Paper Excellence Crofton pulp mill to shut down following strike notice

Later this year, Paper Excellence had planned to shut down its papermill operations in Crofton, but maintain its pulp mill operations. But now the company says it will shut down the pulp mill as well, at least temporarily, after Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC) Local 2 served a 72-hour strike notice.

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ST Paper anticipates operations to begin early 2023

ST Paper purchased the mill May 13, 2021, with plans to begin producing tissue paper, Wargin said. Over the last year, up to 75 union tradespeople have worked to construct the new machine within the mill, which will produce bath tissue, napkin and towel grades of paper.

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Michigan governor declares state of emergency for Menominee County due to Resolute fire

Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency Thursday for Menominee County to assist with the emergency response to a large-scale industrial fire that began at a paper facility and neighboring warehouse in Menominee on Thursday, Oct. 6.

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Stora Enso inaugurates new CLT production site in Ždírec, Czech Republic

Stora Enso's new production site for cross-laminated timber (CLT) in Ždírec, the Czech Republic, has been inaugurated. Following a Euro 79 million investment, the new CLT site is one of the most modern in the world, supporting Stora Enso's strategy of growth within wooden building solutions.

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Sonoco Launches New URB Machine as Part of Project Horizon

Sonoco, one of the largest sustainable global packaging companies, announced that the new uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) #10 machine is operational as part of its previously announced Project Horizon--the $125 million investment to transform its former corrugated medium machine in Hartsville, S.C to a state-of-the-art URB operation.

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Paper Excellence Announces Indefinite Curtailment of Catalyst Crofton Paper Mill Operations

Paper Excellence announced the indefinite curtailment of its paper operations at the Catalyst Crofton facility starting in early December 2022. Paper markets in China served by the mill have significantly weakened while there have been substantial cost escalations for chemicals, energy and wood fibre used at Crofton. The intersection of these pressures has materially impacted the financial viability of the paper operation.

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Pixelle to Restart Paper Machine in Chillicothe, Ohio

The company is investing $21 million to upgrade and restart the #24 paper machine (PM24) and plans to hire 52 full-time employees to operate and maintain it. Pixelle will also fill 50 temporary positions to support construction and engineering requirements related to the restart.

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Roseburg upgrades Pembroke MDF Moulding in Oregon

Roseburg announces automation and modernization at Pembroke MDF Moulding. The two-line moulding operation is in the midst of a significant modernization project.

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Tolko to rebuild High Prairie mill

Tolko's High Prairie team is continuing to work hard on the clean-up effort following the serious press fire that occurred at the mill on May 20, 2022. The damage to the press and press building was significant, and much of the equipment was a total loss.

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Dunn Paper to close Port Huron mill after 98 years

Dunn Paper will close its Port Huron location Nov. 18.

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Pixelle Specialty Solutions to Close Mill in Jay, Maine

The mill has endured significant business and financial challenges that were compounded by the April 2020 rupture of one of its pulp digesters and catastrophic damage impacting the continued operability of the entire pulp mill.

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Metsä Board starts pre-engineering for new folding boxboard mill in Kaskinen, Finland

Metsä Board starts pre-engineering for a new folding boxboard mill in Kaskinen, Finland. Metsä Board announced in May 2022 that it explores possibilities to increase folding boxboard capacity in Finland or Sweden in order to support its customers' growth and to strengthen its service capability.

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Ponderay Industries plans to restart idle Usk paper mill in Washington

Ponderay Industries, LLC plans for a restart of its paper mill located in Usk, Washington and has announced it is in advanced negotiations with key industry partners. Idled since bankruptcy in 2020, the paper mill has been meticulously maintained and preserved by a team of former mill employees.

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Canada formally initiates challenge of 'unfair' U.S. duties on softwood lumber

International Trade Minister Mary Ng says Canada is formally initiating a challenge of "unwarranted and unfair" U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber.

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LP Building Solutions opens new global headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee

LP Building Solutions (LP) has opened its new global headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.

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The groundwood line in Rottneros Mill to be closed down, CTMP production planned to increase significantly

The Group plans to invest 160 - 200 MSEK ($15.48 million to 19.35 million USD) to significantly increase capacity and production in the mill's CTMP line.

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Glatfelter Announces Chief Executive Officer Transition

Glatfelter Corporation announced that Mr. Thomas Fahnemann has been appointed to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He replaces the Company's current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Dante C. Parrini, who will be leaving the Company following a 25-year career.

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Nestle, Mars, Eastman, Dell Technologies, Novolex, and More Industry leaders Presenting at Industry-Leading Specialty Papers US 2022

Smithers, a leading provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services, is hosting the annual Specialty Papers US 2022 conference this year on October 4-6 at the Westin Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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West Fraser Timber cuts production capacity at three mills in Canada

West Fraser Timber is permanently curtailing approximately 170 million board feet of combined production at its Fraser Lake and Williams Lake sawmills and approximately 85 million square feet of plywood production at its Quesnel Plywood mill in Canada. The curtailments will be realized through the elimination of one shift at each facility.

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Paper tissue and towel company hopes to expand its Eagle Bridge, N.Y. facility

Construction of the facilities and infrastructure work will cost approximately $9.5 million. The rest will be spent on equipment, furniture and a new sprinkler system.

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Sonoco Names Company's First Chief Accounting Officer

Sonoco Products Company, a diversified global packaging leader, is pleased to announce the promotion of Assistant Corporate Controller Aditya Gandhi to the newly created role of Chief Accounting Officer, effective immediately.

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GP Cellulose investing about $80 million to add fluff capacity at its GP Cellulose Alabama River mill near Monroeville, Alabama

GP Cellulose is investing about $80 million to add fluff capacity at its GP Cellulose Alabama River mill near Monroeville, Alabama. The project is being implemented in phases and when complete in late 2023, will increase the mill's ability to produce fluff pulp.

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Georgia-Pacific investing more than $30 million in Bradford facility in Pennsylvania

A release from the company stated, "The upgrades include a new corrugator and two new converting lines, as well as upgrades to the shipping department, which will help the plant operate more efficiently. Newer converting equipment will give the plant improved throughput and print capability to better meet customer needs."

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