Pulp & Paper
Cascades to close New York City packaging plant
Facility has reached its physical limits, selling property for $72 million.
Norbord suspends operations at mill, site evacuated due to BC wildfires
More than 8,500 people in BC have been ordered to leave their homes due to the wildfires.
Worker killed at BC Domtar mill identified
57-year old Jim Macleod had worked at the mill for 37 years, and was an active member of the local Unifor union.
Softwood dispute redux – it’s time to secure new lumber markets
Victory in the latest trade battle will only be secured if Canada uses all of the weapons in its arsenal.
Federal government set to help softwood industry with $1B aid package
Plan expected to include EI enhancements for laid-off workers and funds to assist with exploring new markets and innovations.
Lumber exports push wholesale sales above $60 billion for first time
Gains in March were led by the building material and supplies subsector.
It’s Canada’s turn to get blasted by Trump
White House makes it clear that issues over dairy and softwood lumber are related to NAFTA renegotiations.
US must reconsider duties against Canadian paper mills: NAFTA panel
Duties imposed after a American investigation into imports of supercalendered paper.
Prince Albert pays Domtar $5.1M over tax assessment dispute
Papermaker argued assessment of property was too high for 2009 and 2010.
Resolute extends Niagara newsprint plant shutdown
Montreal-based company says the operation may be converted to make different products with a more sustainable future.
Yes, we’ll talk about upgrading NAFTA: Canada to Trump
The federal government could seek to upgrade the agreement, with particular focus on softwood lumber.
What Trump’s victory could mean for Canada’s economy
With the support of a Republican-controlled Senate and House of Representatives, Canada could feel some pain from the Trump administration.
West Fraser Mills facing environmental charges in Alberta
Charges related to the release of a substance in Sept. 2014 not immediately reported to the provincial government.
West Fraser brews its black liquor
An innovative Alberta pulp mill is transforming a wood byproduct for value-added products.
Advancing manufacturing: highlights from PLANT in the 1980s
Technology offers the potential for great leaps in productivity improvement as Canada and the US shake hands on free trade.
Torstar Corp. to sell Vaughan, Ont. printing plant for $54.25M
Newspaper publisher shifted the plant’s work to Transcontinental in July.
Manitoba town’s last ditch offer to save paper mill fails
Tax breaks would have saved the company about $2.5 million over three years.
Man. town offers paper mill giant tax break if it delays closure
Tolko Industries announced last month it would close up shop in December, laying off 300 workers.
Cascades takes majority position in Texas tissue plant
Longhorn Paper Converting expands Quebec paper company’s reach into US markets.
Cascades to build US$64 million manufacturing plant in Oregon
Facility will employ 70 people when construction is completed in the first quarter of 2017.
Exporting: Just do it !
Polycorp’s foray into challenging markets.
Manufacturers need to invest or risk derailing growth
Capital expenditures expected to decrease by an average of 10.9% this year.
Canfor-Licella JV to convert biomass to biocrude
Cat-HTR technology will be used to produce biofuels and biochemicals.
Northern Pulp ordered to pay $225,000 penalty for effluent spill
Environmental Damages Fund will disperse the money to three groups.
Ont. Chamber of Commerce urges one-year cap and trade delay
Wants to see economic analysis an details on how revenue will be handled.
Resolute Forest cuts US newsprint capacity
Shutting Georgia machine permanently, cites vulnerability to strong US dollar.
On-site safety is no accident
Many workplace injuries can be prevented or minimized with the proper safety-approved workwear and PPE.
Canada’s glossy paper dispute with US goes to WTO
Duties affect paper producers in Quebec, New Brunswick and BC
SCA gives new life to losing tickets.
Exporting critical to expanding Canadian manufacturing.
CanExport helps SMEs navigate global markets.
Ontario to reveal cap and trade platform “within weeks”
Province expects to generate $1.3 billion in revenue from the program in 2017-18.