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Pulp and paper companies deemed essential amid Ontario-mandated closures

Ontario companies that ensure the global supply of forestry products are considered essential workplaces and will be permitted by the province to stay open.

West Fraser defers maintenance shutdown at BC pulp mill in response to COVID-19

West Fraser has announced some production changes at its pulp and paper and lumber mills in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Feds call on suppliers for help with products to combat COVID-19

The federal government is asking suppliers with extra stock to provide a number of critical products to combat COVID-19.

Port Hawkesbury Paper to pause wood buying due to market conditions

Port Hawkesbury Paper in Nova Scotia will stop purchasing wood for the month of April and pull back on scheduled deliveries in May.

FPAC calls on feds to recognize forestry as essential sector in Canada

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is calling on the federal government to recognize the sector as “essential and critical” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus will drive paper, pulp prices lower: Moody’s

Moody‘s outlook for the global paper and forest products industry remains negative. » Read More

How business leaders can help to slow the spread of COVID-19

Suzanne Bernier, a crisis management expert, shares advice for senior management on how to navigate through a pandemic. » Read More

Cascades releases operational update on COVID-19 procedures

Cascades says the company is adhering to government guidelines in both Canada and the United States as all of its facilities continue to operate. » Read More

FPInnovations’ Applied Tissue Course rescheduled amid COVID-19 concerns

The course, originally scheduled for May 12-13, has been rescheduled for October 27-28 due to the health concerns caused by COVID-19. » Read More

Tissue World Miami confirms new dates for 2020

Originally scheduled in March, Tissue World Miami 2020 was postponed due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and has been rescheduled for Nov. 11-13, 2020, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. » Read More
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TAPPI announces recipients of 2020 fellowships and young professionals awards

The Technical Association of the Pulp & Paper Industry (TAPPI) has announced its 2020 Fellows as well as the recipients of the Young Professional of the Year awards. » Read more

Willamette Falls Paper Company adds SFI certification to paper products

Willamette Falls Paper Company in West Linn, Oregon has added Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) chain of custody certification (SFI-01924) to its full line of paper products. » Read more

ABB to upgrade paper machine dry-end drive system at WestRock mill

ABB is supplying a new dry-end drive system to WestRock’s Longview, Washington mill. » Read more

WEBINAR: Optimizing papermaking operations for today’s workforce is April 9

In this FREE webinar, speakers from FPInnovations and Honeywell engage in a roundtable discussion about papermaking optimization despite declining operator and control engineer experience. » Read more

A list of forestry events cancelled so far in North America due to coronavirus

Several forestry and pulp and paper events in North America have been postponed, cancelled or modified in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). » Read More