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(USA) Smurfit-Stone Container has announced the election of Steven J. Klinger to its board of directors..
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(USA) A spokesman for Georgia Pacific's sprawling paper and wood pulp plant in Palatka -- pinched by lower demand for its products in the deepening recession -- said Friday that the company will lay off 49 employees in January and shut down its paper towel manufacturing lines for two days...
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(USA) Following recent senior management changes, Schweitzer-Mauduit International has announced additional management changes effective January 1, 2009...
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(USA) International Paper will cut 1,000 to 1,500 jobs worldwide by the end of 2009, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission...
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(Finland) The personnel discussions concerning temporary layoffs at Metso’s Tampere Roll Factory in Finland were concluded on Friday, December 5, 2008. The whole staff of 84 people will be temporarily laid off. The layoffs result from a temporary reduction in the amount of work...
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(Sweden) SCA today named Ulf Söderström new Senior Vice President Business Development and Strategy. As head of the Business Development and Strategy Corporate Staff, Ulf Söderström, in addition to these areas, will also be responsible for acquisitions, business intelligence...
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(Norway) Terry Hamilton will be taking over the responsibility as senior vice president South America after senior vice president Vidar Lerstad retires on 1 January 2009...
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(Finland) Ahlstrom has concluded the cooperation procedure at the Kauttua plant in Finland. As a result of the negotiations, the plant's Paper Machine 4 producing crepe paper will assume a five-day working model from December 8 to 23, 2008...
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(USA) Following the November 11th announcement of the retirement of Wayne H. Deitrich, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer on December 31, 2008 and Frederic Villoutreix named his successor on January 1, 2009, Schweitzer-Mauduit International...
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(Finland) The Board of Directors of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation has chosen Kari Jordan, President & CEO of the Metsäliitto Group, to be its chairman in 2009...
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(Indonesia) Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP), has announced that it would dismiss 1,000 workers and temporarily lay off another 1,000, in a move to help stop the company from failing...
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(USA) Württembergische Filztuchfabrik D. Geschmay GmbH, an affiliate of Albany International Corp., announced today its intention to reduce personnel at its facility in Göppingen, Germany...
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(Sweden) Billerud has announced notice of dismissal for 125 employees in Sweden. The reason for this decision is that the company must adapt its costs to meet the weak economic climate and the decline in orders. The company has called for negotiations with the trade unions concerning...
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(Belgium) Georgia-Pacific's EMEA group announced today that Martin Nederhoed has joined the company as vice president - customer development, EMEA Consumer. In this newly created role, Nederhoed will have oversight responsibilities across the group's pan- European...
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(Finland) Pulp and paper technology company Metso Paper plans to lay off a total of 1,100 workers in Järvenpää, Hollola and Jyväskylä. Personnel negotiations resulted in agreement on the temporary layoffs as a means of countering reduced production caused by the weak market situation.
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(USA) Temple-Inland has announced the election of R. A. Walker to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Walker is currently Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation...
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(USA) Chicago-based Packaging Dynamics Corp., parent of Thilmany, announced Friday the hiring of Russ Wanke to fill the vacant post of vice president and general manager of its Thilmany Papers business unit...
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(Finland) Metso Paper will start personnel discussions regarding the temporary lay-off of personnel at the Tampere Roll Factory. These lay-offs result from a temporary reduction in the amount of work. The members of staff to be laid off, and the duration and timing...
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(UK) Bengt Blomberg has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Aylesford Newsprint Ltd. Bengt is succeeding Alan McKendrick, who is retiring after having been at Aylesford Newsprint since 1995. Bengt Blomberg will take on his new position from 7 November 2008...
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(USA) International Paper Co. announced plans to shut down the company’s plants in Stockbridge, Ga., and Hanford, Calif., by the end of the year, according to a report by Packaging-Online...
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