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April 10, 2019
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Fortress secures federal support for bioproducts demo plant

Fortress Xylitol Inc., a subsidiary of Fortress Global Enterprises Inc., has secured $10.4 million in funding for a new xylitol and complementary bioproducts demo plant at its dissolving pulp mill.

COFI report shows economic impact of forestry in B.C.

A new economic study released by the B.C. Council of Forest industries (COFI) finds that the B.C. forest industry generates significant economic activity and employment in every region of the province – with 140,000 jobs employing British Columbians.

Feds invest $22.7M in FPInnovations for new forest-based products

The federal government has announced a $22.7 million investment in forest sector research institute FPInnovations to help the organization bring new forest-based products to market.

WFP sells ownership interest in Port Alberni forest operation

Huumiis Ventures Limited Partnership (HVLP), a limited partnership of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Western Forest Products Inc., has completed its acquisition of a seven per cent interest in Western’s Port Alberni, B.C. operation.
Sponosored Spotlight 

SKF Cooper split bearings – now available as SRB. Cut downtime to a minimum!

SKF Cooper split SRBs (sealed or open) are easily replaced in situ and require very few changes to the shaft alignment or driveline – reducing time to repair by two-thirds. They can be used with SKF metric and inch split block housings or interchanged with other brand’s housings. Additional benefits:

  • Longer service life compared to other split bearings, thanks to the wire cut manufacturing technique and sealed versions
  • Sealed variant reduces grease consumption – and cuts environmental impact
  • Reduced risk of shaft fretting with better axial clamping

Contact your SKF authorized distributor today to explore how you can be better prepared for your next bearing replacement! » Learn More
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TAPPI appoints Peter R. Augustine as new board chair

Peter R. Augustine, president of Fabio Perini North America, has been named as chair of the board for the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI). » Read More

J.D. Irving to provide apprenticeships to 10 women with New Boots partnership

J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has partnered with New Boots – Progressing Women in Trades and the New Brunswick government to provide career opportunities for 10 women interested in becoming skilled tradespeople. » Read More

Northern Pulp: Union head meets with N.S. premier

The head of Unifor's Atlantic division met with the Nova Scotia premier on April 3 to discuss the future of the Northern Pulp mill, expressing disappointment with the province's environmental assessment request last week. » Read More

Triosim acquires pulp and paper company MTR Martco

Triosim Corporation, a North American technology and process optimization specialist for the pulp and paper industry, has acquired MTR Martco, LLC. » Read More

Daniele Bernacchi appointed GM of tissue solutions provider M.T.C.

M.T.C., together with Fabio Perini and Engraving Solutions, is part of the tissue business area of Körber AG. » Read More

Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability Course

April 30-May 1, 2019
Location: Neenah, WI
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Spring Yankee Dryer Committee Meeting

May 2-3, 2019
Location: Neenah, WI
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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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Spring 2019 PAPTAC Bleaching Committee Meeting

May 14-16, 2019
Location: Quinnesec, MI
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PACWEST Conference 2019

June 5-8, 2019
Location: Whistler, BC
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TissueCon 2019

October 1-4, 2019
Location: Orlando, FL
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