Pulp & Paper
BC mulls deferring power costs for mining firms until prices rebound
Premier Clark also extends 20% mining exploration credit to 30% in regions affected by the destructive mountain pine beetle.
First Nation seeks $1.1B through civil suit against Catalyst Paper
Suit alleges Catalyst mill is trespassing on Halalt First Nation’s water and land rights.
US imposing duties on Canadian glossy paper products
Department of Commerce claims US industry damaged by subsidized Canadian imports.
Resolute buys into tissue with Atlas acquisition
Purchase of Florida company counters dwindling paper demand.
Mapping Canada’s future
A framework for manufacturing success.
Norampac plant expansion to be done in January
Cascades is getting help with a loan guarantee from Quebec.
Cascades invests $4.5M in two packaging plants
Machinery upgrades aim to increasing market share in the food packaging sector.
BC pulp mill’s maintenance closure extends into 2016
Paper Excellence Canada blames poor market conditions for the extended closure.
US factory production posts biggest fall in 19 months
Auto production plunged 6.4%, its steepest fall in more than three years.
Kruger Packaging invests $250M in its Trois-Rivières Mill
Newsprint machine will be converted to manufacture 100% recycled, lightweight linerboard.
Seven dead in China’s latest industrial accident
Workers overcome by gases at paper mill.
Northern Pulp’s emissions now well below limits
New precipitator is working, other emissions down as well.
Metro Paper Industries fined $75K for 2013 worker injury
The worker broke one finger and lost part of another while conducting repairs at Toronto plant.
NS mill to fight US tariff decision on paper subsidies
Port Hawkesbury Paper said the interim duty of 20.33% is unfair and without merit.
Nova Scotia mill to fight US decision on paper subsidies
Port Hawkesbury Paper calls interim duty of 20.33% by the US Department of Commerce unfair and without merit.
Cascades recognized for Ultratill products line
Innovative mushroom packaging contains 80% recyclable content.
Resolute hopes to wipe its way to profits by entering tissue business
$270 million investment in Calhoun pulp mill is its largest since it exited bankruptcy protection five years ago.
US demand to fuel Canadian export growth in 2015
Industrial capacity constraints in the US will help global economic growth over the next two years, an EDC report says.
Kimberly-Clark adding wheat straw to new products
GreenHarvest tissue and paper towels will include 20% of the rapidly renewable fibre.
Fuel from (wood) fibre
The popularity of Fiber Fuel has resulted in the Nova Scotia specialty wood producer adding capacity with a second briquetting machine.
Message to America: Free trade, fair trade
Buy America/American protectionist measures are costing jobs on both sides of the border.
Uniboard invests over $53 million in Val-d’Or facility
Investment will increase productivity and modernize key production areas.
Canfor sells Taylor Pulp to a subsidiary
Goes to Canfor Pulp for $15 million.
Catalyst Paper acquires two US paper mills
Deal expected to boost capacity to 2.1 million tons of paper and 500,000 tons of pulp annually.
Betting on newsprint
As competitors fold, Alberta Newsprint Co. adopts an innovative business strategy that quickly adapts to market conditions.
Broader export demand to drive Canadian economy: RBC
Ontario tops provincial GDP growth ranking.
Tembec reaches settlement at Temiscaming Site
Deal with 650 unionized workers expires in Sept. 2018.
Manufacturers cautiously optimistic about 2015
PLANT Outlook survey shows companies are looking close to home for growth.
Domtar to invest $160 at Ashdown mill
Will convert a paper machine to a fluff pulp line to produce up to 516,000 metric tons per year.
Strike shuts down Tembec’s Temiscaming manufacturing complex
A four-year collective agreement expired on Sept. 30.
Report tells young job hunters the West is best
Ontario and Quebec together lost nearly 52,000 young people between 2003-2012 to jobs in Western Canada.
US housing recovery drives NB forestry exports
EDC forecasts double-digit growth this year and in 2015.