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N.S. to host open houses for workers affected by Northern Pulp closure

The government of Nova Scotia has scheduled several open houses this month to provide information on employment programs and services for workers affected by the upcoming closure of Northern Pulp.

Resolute to acquire Conifex U.S. sawmill business for US$163M

The three sawmills, with combined production capacity of 550 million board feet, are located in Cross City, Florida, and Glenwood and El Dorado, both in Arkansas.

J.D. Irving anticipates 6,800 full-time hires in North America by 2022

The three-year forecast is a result of anticipated retirements, business growth and normal workforce turnover.

FPAC’s Derek Nighbor: The year that was and a look ahead

“For forestry workers and communities, 2019 was a challenging year,” says FPAC’s president. Here’s why.

N.S. announces team for forestry transition post–Northern Pulp closure

The team will meet for the first time on Jan. 9 to discuss short-term interventions and potential areas of investment for the $50-million transition fund announced Dec. 20.

Report: U.S. containerboard, boxboard production down in November 2019

U.S. production of containerboard and boxboard and U.S. shipments of packaging/specialty papers and printing-writing grades all experienced decreases in November 2019, says The American Forest & Paper Association.

B.C. allocates $875K to Interior communities affected by mill closures

Eleven communities located in B.C.’s interior will receive funding for transition services and supports to mill workers who have been affected by permanent or indefinite mill closures or shift reductions.
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Top 10 Pulp & Paper Canada stories of 2019

We’re looking back on the year that was in pulp and paper news in Canada with the top 10 stories from the Pulp & Paper Canada website in 2019, including our Safest Mill contest winners, an interview with the CEO of Kruger Products on the company’s new plant, and more. » Read More

Northern Pulp to shutter after N.S. premier says ‘no extension’

Northern Pulp has announced it will close, eliminating 300 direct jobs, following the Nova Scotia premier’s announcement that there will be no extension to the province’s January 31 deadline to stop diverting effluent into Boat Harbour. » Read More

Voith Group to acquire majority stake in Toscotec

Voith Group has announced plans to acquire 90 per cent of the shares in the Italy-based paper industry supplier Toscotec S.p.A. » Read More

Archroma appoints new CEO

Archroma, a supplier of colour and specialty chemicals solutions, has announced Heike van de Kerkhof as the company’s new CEO. » Read More

Sulzer launches new gear- and belt-driven agitators

Sulzer has released the new SALOMIX mixer range of modular design that offers the right agitator option for each specific application. » Read More

Kemira invests $20M to add sodium chlorate capacity to plant

Sodium chlorate is the main component used in the production of chlorine dioxide, which is produced on-site at pulp mills and is the primary bleaching agent for kraft pulp. » Read More

Valmet, Fabio Perini partner on IIoT resource for tissue production

The system will allow tissue producers and converters to work together more efficiently, and to exchange knowledge and resources. » Read More

New packaging and converting functions in software suite

Mitsubishi Electric Automation has broadened its portfolio of iQ Monozukuri series engineering tools to include offerings for machines in the packaging, converting, and print industries. » Read More

UPM invests in pulp mill in Uruguay to boost production

US$2.7B mill investment and a US$350M boost to port and local logistics will increase pulp production capacity by more than 50 per cent. » Read More

Mapping the Course Conference 2020

January 23, 2020
Location: Vancouver, WA
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PaperWeek Canada 2020

February 3-6, 2020
Location: Montreal, QC
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BIOFOR International 2020

February 3-6, 2020
Location: Montreal, QC
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TissueWorld Miami 2020

March 11-13, 2020
Location: Miami, FL
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March 15-17, 2020
Location: New York, NY
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Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference

March 24-26, 2020
Location: Stockholm, SWE
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BLRBAC Spring 2020 Meeting

April 6-8, 2020
Location: Atlanta, GA
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April 26-29, 2020
Location: Atlanta, GA
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May 27-30, 2020
Location: Jasper, AB
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32nd International Mechanical Pulping Conference

June 7-10, 2020
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Canadian Bioeconomy Conference & Exhibition

June 10-11, 2020
Location: Prince George, BC
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International Pulp Week

June 14-16, 2020
Location: Vancouver, BC
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