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May 31, 2017

U.S.-based Rayonier to buy Tembec

An American high purity cellulose company acquiring a Canadian forestry one, while a potentially new Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) looms overhead, has raised a few questions.

FPInnovations president/CEO to step down

Yvon Pelletier, chairman of the board of directors for FPInnovations, has announced Pierre Lapointe will be stepping down from his position as president and CEO.

N.L. mill, government reaches deal to secure pension

The Canadian Press is reporting that the Newfoundland and Labrador government has reached a deal with Corner Brook Pulp and Paper over its pension plan.

Xerium wins orders for project in Brazil

Xerium Technologies has been awarded orders for machine clothing and rolls technology for Fibria’s new pulp machine at the Tres Lagoas mill in Brazil.
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CEO honoured for strong defence of forest products industry

Resolute president and CEO Richard Garneau has been awarded the John Dobson Medal for Free Enterprise, where he is being recognized for a “lifetime of principled leadership and advocacy on behalf of Canada’s forest products industry.” » Read More
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Sappi NA combines Packaging, Specialties businesses

Sappi North America, producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has announced plans to combine two key business units, Packaging and Release, along with three notable personnel promotions. » Read More

ICFPA welcomes new president

Jane Molony has been named the new president of The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA), where she will serve in this capacity for the next two years. » Read More

PAPTAC Atlantic Branch Conference 2017

June 7-9, 2017
Location: Pictou, N.S.
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June 7-10, 2017
Location: Whistler, B.C.
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Tissue 2017 Conference & Expo

October 3-6, 2017
Location: Miami, Fla.
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