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November 6, 2019

Shareholder to oppose Canfor Corp.’s going private transaction

One of Canfor Corporation’s shareholders says it will oppose the pending acquisition of the remaining Canfor shares by Great Pacific Capital Corp.

Sappi finalizes acquisition of Rayonier’s Matane, Que. pulp mill

Sappi Limited has finalized its acquisition of the Matane high-yield hardwood pulp mill in Quebec from Rayonier Advanced Materials.

Job tool begins search for Canada’s Greenest Workforce

With The Greenest Workforce, the Canadian forest products sector has launched a new job-matching tool for careers in forestry.

Corner Brook Pulp & Paper to pause PM No. 7 production for boiler upgrade

Corner Brook Pulp & Paper in Newfoundland has temporarily shut down paper machine number 7 for the final work in a three-year upgrade of its main boiler.

Cascades to shutter two U.S. tissue plants

Cascades has announced that it will permanently close tissue converting operations at its Waterford, New York and Kingman, Arizona plants, affecting 213 jobs.

Resolute reports net loss of $43M in Q3 2019 results

Resolute Forest Products has reported a Q3 net loss of $43 million, or $0.47 per share, compared to net income of $117 million, or $1.25 per diluted share, in the same period in 2018.
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Nominations open for Pulp & Paper Canada’s inaugural Top 10 Under 40 program

PPC’s Top 10 Under 40 celebrates the next generation of leaders in Canada’s pulp and paper sector by recognizing the achievements of workers under 40 years old. Know a future leader? Nominate them by April 15, 2020. » Read More

Mercer International sees dip in Q3 2019 results, reflecting high pulp inventories

Mercer International has reported its Q3 2019 results, indicating a decrease in operating EBITDA to $50.8 million from $86.7 million in the third quarter of 2018 and from $70 million in the second quarter of 2019. » Read More

Georgia-Pacific to close Wisconsin converting plant

Georgia-Pacific will close one of its plants in Green Bay, Wisconsin by early 2020. » Read More

Sustainable packaging supplier DS Smith joins FSC International

DS Smith, a global manufacturer of sustainable packaging that owns over 14,000 hectares of forest assets worldwide, has joined Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) International. » Read More

FPAC applauds plan for Canada’s economic growth

The Forest Products Association of Canada has expressed its support for a new report released by the Business Council of Canada that calls for support of an agenda aimed at bolstering Canada’s economic future. » Read More

Ontario to expand skilled trades program for high school students

The Ontario government is expanding the province’s Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program to include an additional 122 new programs aimed at encouraging more high school students to enter the skilled trades. » Read More

PAPTAC Bleaching Committee Fall 2019 Meeting

November 6-8, 2019
Location: Victoria, BC
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PAPTAC ECBLRBAC Fall 2019 Meeting

November 12-14, 2019
Location: Sherbrooke, QC
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International Containerboard Conference

November 13-15, 2019
Location: Miami, FL
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PaperWeek Canada 2020

February 3-6, 2020
Location: Montreal, QC
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