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December 31, 2018

Pulp mill hit with $241K fine for safety violation

British Columbia’s Skookumchuck pulp mill, owned by Paper Excellence, has been fined $241,081 for failing to control combustible dust.

Kimberly-Clark to cut up to 13% of workforce, close 10 factories

Kimberly-Clark Corp. says it will cut as many as 5,500 jobs, or 13 per cent of its workforce, in a new global restructuring initiative.

Paper Excellence appoints Brian Baarda as CEO

Pulp producer Paper Excellence has appointed Brian Baarda as its new chief executive officer.

U.S. International Trade Commission overturns Canadian newsprint duties

The U.S. International Trade Commission has unanimously voted that Canada's imports of uncoated groundwood paper, or newsprint, are not harming the U.S. industry.

Body found on Domtar site has been identified as missing wildfire evacuee

The RCMP has identified a body found at the Domtar pulp mill in Kamloops, B.C. on March 7 as David Michael Jeff.
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Cascades pours $275M into Virginia pulp plant

Canada-based Cascades Inc. is investing $275 million to open a pulp production facility in Hanover County, Va., according to a report published in The Mechanicsville Local. » Read More

Kruger to invest $575M in new Quebec tissue plant

KP Tissue and Kruger Products have released a plan for a capital investment of $575 million to construct a new state-of-the-art tissue plant in the Brompton area of Sherbrooke, Quebec. » Read More

Georgia-Pacific mill to cut hundreds of jobs

According to The Associated Press, the layoffs at Georgia-Pacific’s Camas paper mill will cut roughly 243 jobs, or half the mill’s workforce. » Read More

Mercer International to acquire DMI kraft pulp mills for $465M

Mercer International has signed a deal to acquire Daishowa-Marubeni International (DMI)'s mill properties in Western Canada for $465 million. » Read More

Irving Pulp & Paper ordered to pay full $3.5M fine

Irving Pulp & Paper Limited has been ordered to pay a $3.5 million penalty after being sentenced in connection with three offences under the federal Fisheries Act. » Read More

PaperWeek Canada 2019

Feb. 4-7, 2019
Location: Montreal, QC
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BIOFOR International 2019

Feb. 4-7, 2019
Location: Montreal, QC
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Mar. 24-26, 2019
Location: Chicago, IL
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International Pulp Week

May 5-7, 2019
Location: Vancouver, BC
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PaperCon 2019

May 5-8, 2019
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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PACWEST Conference 2019

June 5-8, 2019
Location: Whistler, BC
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