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10/13/2008
WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman praised Congress for its actions to help stabilize the nation's economy.
10/12/2008
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10/11/2008
NEW YORK ––The Federal Reserve's interest rate cut failed to pull down bank-to-bank lending rates Thursday, and the amount of commercial paper in the market fell for the fourth straight week.
10/11/2008
LWC: Light-weight coated magazine paper (60-gram offset reels).
Coated WF: Coated woodfree paper (100-gram reels).
A4 B-copy paper: A4-sized sheeted standard-grade copy paper (80 grams per sheet).
9/15/2008
NewPage Corp. said that David J. Prystash will join the company's senior leadership team effective September 22, 2008 as senior vice president and chief financial officer. In this position, Prystash will be responsible for overseeing the financial activities for the entire company including financial planning and investor relations as well as participating in strategic planning and implementat
9/15/2008
Verso Paper today announced that it will begin transitioning the No. 1 paper machine at its Bucksport Mill, in Maine, to manufacture specialty papers starting on September 22.
9/15/2008
Gothenburg, Sweden-based Arctic Paper today said that it has agreed to acquire Mochenwangen Papier GmbH of Germany from Golzern Holding, subject to regulatory approval.
8/26/2008
Metso today said that its strategic focus in 2008-2012 continues to be on sustainable profitable growth. To accelerate the strategy execution, Metso's businesses will be reorganized as of January 1, 2009 with energy and environment technology introduced as a new platform for growth. Metso is also upgrading its financial targets and initiating a study with Goldman Sachs as adviser to assess fur
8/26/2008
Stora Enso has appointed Hannu Kasurinen as the new head of the company's Wood Products Business Area and a member of the Group Executive Team (GET), effective today.
8/21/2008
Rayonier today announced that the New Zealand joint venture Matariki Forests, in which it has a 40 percent interest, has decided to offer its timberlands for sale.
8/21/2008
Metso said that it has signed a contract with the Chinese Zhanjiang Chenming for the supply of the main equipment for the company's new pulp mill in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, China.
8/21/2008
Southern Container Corp., a RockTenn company, said that its businesses, Southern Container, Solvay Paperboard and PreFlex, are consolidating their corporate identity into RockTenn.
8/12/2008
Tembec and Kruger are pleased to announce that their joint venture, Marathon Pulp Inc., has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for its forestry practices on the Big Pic Forest, a 650,000-hectare public sustainable forest license in Northern Ontario.
8/12/2008
Domtar Corp today reported net earnings of $24 million ($0.05 per diluted share) for the second quarter of 2008 compared to net earnings of $36 million
8/11/2008
Appleton said that it has reached a tentative agreement with Local 10-0422 of The United Steelworkers Union on terms for a four-year labor pact affecting the company's paper mill at Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania.
8/11/2008
Monadnock Paper Mills today said that it has become one of the first small businesses to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders program
8/7/2008
Sinclair Group said that Lee Bingham of Can Americas, LLC has joined the company as an industry specialist. Bingham will support the Sinclair Group's Forest Products Industry initiatives.
8/7/2008
Aug. 6, 2008 - Appleton said that it has reached a tentative agreement with Local 10-0422 of The United Steelworkers Union on terms for a four-year labor pact affecting the company's paper mill at Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania.
8/5/2008
Aug 4, 2008 - Metso Paper said that it will supply a paper making line to Propapier's greenfield mill in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany.
8/5/2008
Aug. 4, 2008 - Weyerhaeuser today announced the completion of the sale of its Containerboard Packaging and Recycling business to International Paper for $6 billion in cash.
7/26/2008
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) is pleased to announce that Scott Milburn has been named Executive Director of AF&PA Strategic Communications. Mr. Milburn will coordinate AF&PA’s communication outreach to industry, policy and opinion leaders, and the media
7/26/2008
Verso Paper Corp. today said that it will take approximately two weeks of downtime at its Bucksport Mill in Maine beginning on September 8, 2008.
7/14/2008
Graphic Packaging International has announced a $50 per ton price increase for its coated recycled board (CRB) and uncoated recycled board (URB) to partially offset increased input costs for fiber, energy and chemicals.
7/14/2008
UPM said that it has completed the rebuild of the chemical recovery plant at its Kymi pulp mill in Kuusankoski, Finland. The new plant started-up after a one month test period.
7/14/2008
Graphic Packaging International said that it has signed an agreement with an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. to sell two coated-recycled board (CRB) mills as required by the U.S. Department of Justice pursuant to the Consent Decree governing the combination of Graphic Packaging International, Inc. and Altivity Packaging, LLC in March 2008.
7/6/2008
The Newark Group's Paperboard Mill Division has announced a $50 per ton price increase on all grades of recycled paperboard effective with shipments July 28, 2008.
7/6/2008
Mohawk Fine Papers has named Rob Ferragina as Regional Sales Manager, New York Metro, Mid-Atlantic region
7/6/2008
Cascades said that it wil invest $15 million in a project to install a high-tech converting line at its Lachute (Quebec) tissue paper mill.
6/25/2008
Norske Skog said that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Korean subsidiary, Korea Co. Ltd., for NOK 4.3 billion (USD 830 million) to Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia and Shinhan Private Equity
6/25/2008
said that it has signed an agreement to sell its UK and Ireland conventional corrugated business to Spain's SAICA for GBP 100 million (EUR 125 million) in an all cash deal. About 1,800 people are currently employed in these operations.
6/21/2008
Graphic Packaging International said that it will temporarily shut down its No. 2 coated board machine at its West Monroe, Louisiana mill. The machine produces approximately 100,000 tons of coated unbleached kraft (CUK) annually, which is primarily used in the production of beverage cartons.
6/21/2008
SCA said that it has signed an agreement to sell its UK and Ireland conventional corrugated business to Spain's SAICA for GBP 100 million (EUR 125 million) in an all cash deal. About 1,800 people are currently employed in these operations.
6/14/2008
Tembec announced that Chris Black has been appointed executive vice president and president of the company’s Paper Group.
6/14/2008
Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, Inc. has named Frank McShane as president of the company.
6/8/2008
IMERYS Pigments for Paper said that it will increase prices for all kaolin products, effective immediately.
6/8/2008
John W. Weaver, AbitibiBowater's executive chairman, announced his retirement (effective July 1, 2008) at the company's annual meeting of stockholders earlier today.
5/31/2008
Katahdin Paper Company LLC yesterday said that it will indefinitely shutdown a 180,000 ton per year supercalendered paper machine at its mill in Millinocket, Maine.
5/31/2008
Sodra Cell said that its pulp mill in Varberg, Sweden (Sodra Cell Varo) plans to become independent of fossil fuels for day-to-day operation by the year 2012.
5/29/2008
Orient Paper Inc. said that it is planning to build a new paper mill in the Xushui County, Hebei Province, in China.
5/29/2008
Global trade of woodchips increased 6% in 2007, reaching new records

Pulpmills in both Europe and the Pacific Rim are increasingly sourcing their mills with wood from fast-growing plantations. This has resulted in a major expansion of worldwide trade of both wood chips and pulplogs the past few years, according to an industry report
5/22/2008
MeadWestvaco (MWV) said that Edward R. Griffith has joined the company as vice president of Planning and Entitlement, MWV Community Development and Land Management Group.
5/17/2008
Neenah Paper today said that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Pictou pulp mill to Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation, a new operating company of Atlas Holdings LLC and Blue Wolf Capital Management LLC.
5/17/2008
MeadWestvaco late yesterday said that it will discontinue operations at its packaging plant in Warrington, Pennsylvania and close the facility by late summer of this year.
5/15/2008
Hamilton, Ohio-based SMART Papers said that it has begun construction on a new $30 million high-efficiency energy co-generation facility, which ultimately will use 100% biomass fuel to generate electricity and steam to operate the company's mill. The project includes four turbines, two condensers, a cooling tower and auxiliary equipment.
5/15/2008
Laidlaw Energy Group, Inc., through its affiliate, Laidlaw Berlin BioPower, LLC (Laidlaw), announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with North American Dismantling Corp. (NADC) to acquire the assets comprising the former Fraser Papers pulp mill located in Berlin, NH. In connection with the execution of the Agreement, Laidlaw has provided a significant “hard money” deposit to NADC
5/7/2008
An explosion on Saturday at International Paper's Vicksburg mill in Redwood, Mississippi has left a contract worker dead and 17 others injured when a recovery boiler exploded after being restarted.
5/7/2008
The U.S. Department of Justice has concluded its Hart-Scott-Rodino review of International Paper's announced acquisition of Weyerhaeuser's containerboard packaging and recycling business. Regulatory reviews in several other countries are ongoing.
4/29/2008
Weyerhaeuser on Friday said that it will permanently close its oriented strand board (OSB) plant located in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada, on June 6.

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