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(USA) Wausau Paper has announced that it will permanently shut down paper machine number 10, one of the two paper machines at its Specialty Products mill in Jay, Maine on or prior to December 31, 2008 in response to dramatically increased input costs and difficult market...
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(Canada) B.C. Supreme Court upheld a fibre-supply agreement for the Mackenzie pulp mill Thursday and approved a purchase agreement with Edmonton-based Worthington Properties, clearing the way for a start-up of the mill in the economically troubled town.
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(Finland/Germany) UPM has decided to continue the temporary shutdown in its fine paper mill in Germany. The temporary shutdown of PM 2 of Nordland Papier will continue until the end of the year. The curtailment will be continued due to further weakened fine paper demand...
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(Canada) An Edmonton development company has made a $20 million offer to buy and operate the mothballed Mackenzie pulp mill, restoring hope that the mill's 250 workers may soon be back at their jobs...
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(India) Kraft paper mills in Kerala have decided to stop production for 6-8 days in a month due to acute shortage of power. In a meeting held here, representatives of Sri Sakthi Paper Mills, Cochin Kagaz, RPC Paper Mills, Cochin Cadalas, Travancore Paper Mills and Canara Paper Mills...
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(Canada) Labour Companies are retraining laid off workers for the changing labour market, just as a new identity is taking shape...
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(Australia) The head of a company contracted to build Gunns Limited's pulp mill has again questioned the project's future. Leighton Holdings chief executive Wal King yesterday said he did not think the pulp mill was ever going to happen...
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(USA) About 78 local workers will have to find new jobs in December following an announcement this week that the Rigid Paper Packaging plant in St. Paris will be closing.
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(USA) SCA Tissue plans to announce a $20 million expansion of its South Glens Falls plant...
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(USA) NewPage Corp. expects to pay out $25 million for employee severance and related benefit costs, plus exit costs of $5 million as part of its shutdown of its historic coated paper mill here.
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(UK) Sappi Fine Paper Europe has announced it is has entered into consultation to close its Blackburn mill putting the jobs of 119 staff at risk. It is also considering the closure of paper machine PM5 at its Maastricht mill in the Netherlands...
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(UK) VPK Packaging Group, the owner of Rigid Containers in the UK, is looking to build a new paper mill in central Europe to help meet future capacity for lightweight recycled corrugated case material...
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(USA) An enterprising young millworker and his union cohorts have a plan to save Missoula’s Smurfit-Stone paperboard mill. The millworker is 27-year-old Roy Houseman.
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(UK) A Spanish firm has announced plans to build a £250m recycled paper mill in Trafford. Upon completion, the plant is expected to create 200 new jobs for residents...
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(USA) A new, expanded paper recycling mill has opened on Staten Island. The $20 million addition to Pratt Industries contains a recycling center that turns paper into cardboard. In the past, the company had to ship paper to other plants for conversion.
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(USA) Appleton will conduct a dedication ceremony on August 6 to mark the completion of a $125-million expansion of the company's thermal paper production capacity at its mill in West Carrollton, Ohio...
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(USA) NewPage Corporation today announced that it will close its Kimberly, Wisconsin, mill at the end of August. The Kimberly mill currently operates two paper machines, Nos. 96 and 97, which produce approximately 500,000 tons annually of coated freesheet paper...
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(UK) The economy of Fife and beyond was dealt a devastating blow yesterday with news that Guardbridge-based Curtis Fine Papers has gone into administration with the potential loss of up to 260 jobs and a business that has been a mainstay of the community since 1873...
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(UK) Scotland's battered papermaking industry suffered yet another blow yesterday when the 135-year-old Curtis Fine Papers called in administrators, who made 180 redundant...
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(Brazil) Suzano Papel e Celulose, one of Brazil's largest paper and pulp companies says it will invest U$6.6 billion over the next seven years to increase its output.
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