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(Canada) Union leaders say a plan to restart the shuttered pulp mill in Mackenzie has gone sideways. The planned startup has been put on hold for 60 days, the union learned late Wednesday, said Carl Bernasky, president of Communication, Energy and Paperworkers local 1092. read more »
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(USA) Smurfit-Stone officials will be joined by Mayor Jim Edwards and Smurfit-Stone customers and employees to celebrate the grand opening of the Cerritos Container Plant, one of the most modern corrugated container production facilities in the industry... read more »
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(Russia) The Baikal Pulp and Paper Plant, which halted production last week due to a lack of raw materials, will soon start cutting staff, the factory's trade union chief said Monday. The plant, which employs over 2,300 people, stopped production... read more »
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(USA) Rumors of a massive layoff at the Boise Inc. pulp and paper mill in St. Helens are false, says company spokeswoman Diane Dillard. “We are shutting down our No. 1 paper machine for two days for lack of orders,” Dillard said Friday... read more »
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(Canada) Catalyst Paper has announced that its Snowflake Mill will be curtailed for eight days beginning Oct. 20. This will remove approximately 8,000 tons of recycle newsprint from the market and will reduce old newsprint fiber requirements by some 10,000 tons... read more »
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(USA) Evergreen Pulp has announced that it is faced with having to make a reduction in its work force and possible temporary closure due to decrease in product demand. The Samoa pulp mill, voted last year’s Business of the Year by the Eureka Chamber of Commerce, produces 200,000 tons... read more »
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(Canada) AbitibiBowater joins the list of Niagara industrial employers that are temporarily shutting down operations. Last week, the company which produces recycled newsprint announced to its 480 employees that it plans to close its doors for the month of November due to market conditions. read more »
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(Russia) The Baikal Pulp and Paper Plant has stopped production till October 10 due to lack of raw materials necessary to make rayon cellulose, a company spokesman said Friday. "The plant will resume work as soon as it receives enough wood pulp," Alexei Nagayev said. read more »
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(Canada) Excitement was high at Nanaimo's Harmac pulp mill Thursday as new life was breathed into the idled facility. Busy mill workers toiled through the day in preparation to produce the first pulp bundles from the mill -- expected late tonight -- since Harmac shut down... read more »
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(Canada) The Communication, Energy and Paperworkers union said today it has reached an agreement with AbitibiBowater to work together to find a buyer for the shuttered Mackenzie newsprint mill. AbitibiBowater officials in Montreal could not be reached immediately for comment... read more »
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(USA) International Paper has announced plans to shut down its No. 2 paper machine at the Albany Mill in Oregon as of Oct. 5, for a minimum of three months. This machine produces approximately 250,000 tons annually of containerboard, used to make corrugated packaging... read more »
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(USA) Graphic Packaging has announced that it plans to streamline its Label business in the United States, and close the label manufacturing facility, located at 1501 Indiana Avenue... read more »
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(Sweden) Billerud has started statutory negotiations with the trade unions concerning a reduction in production at Gruvön mill in Värmland. Production on PM3 at Gruvön will stop until further notice. Annual production on PM3 amounts to around 15,000 tonnes of MG paper. read more »
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(Canada) Smoke and steam from Nanaimo's Harmac pulp mill are expected to start emitting from the mill's smokestacks tomorrow after an almost five month shutdown. Arnold Bercov, a vice-president of the Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers... read more »
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(Saudi Arabia) Middle East Paper Company (MEPCO) has surprised the market in middle of expected global financial crises by unveileing plans to install a fourth containerboard machine at its mill located in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia... read more »
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