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(USA) Catalyst Paper says it is cutting production at its Snowflake Mill in Arizona for eight days beginning Oct. 20 to remove 8,000 tonnes of recycled newsprint from the market. The B.C. company said Friday the move will also cut old newsprint fibre...
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(USA) A recent quarterly report from Boise Inc., brings the future of the St. Helens pulp and paper mill – one of Columbia County’s largest employers – into question. Company officials say that, unless profitability at the local paper mill increases soon, they will close part or all...
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(Japan/Finland) The official inauguration ceremony of the largest paper making line ever built in Japan has taken place at Hokuetsu Paper Mills Ltd. in Niigata, Japan, on September 3rd after a successful start-up in July...
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(Finland) Finnish paper makers will shut down more mills if forest owners do not increase the amount of raw lumber they sell. Finnish paper firms are squeezed by lack of raw material due to Russia's rising export duties...
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(Finland) A round of major cuts announced by Finnish paper manufacturing giants Stora Enso and UPM to their domestic operations looks set to reverberate right across the Finnish economy. According to calculations provided by the Pellervo economic research institute...
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(UK) Another 90 jobs are set to be lost in North Yorkshire after one of Selby’s major employers announced plans to close its paper mill. Phil Woolley, mill manager at Rigid Paper, in Denison Road, announced work would be suspended at the plant this week...
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(Finland) Around 6,000 UPM workers in Finland began a 24-hour strike this morning to protest against mill closures affecting around 1,600 jobs by 2010. Production lines were shut at some six paper and pulp mills in response to the proposed closures of the Kajaani paper mill...
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(UK) Rigid Paper's 86 staff have entered into a consultation period over plans to close or suspend manufacturing at its Selby paper mill...
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(Canada) Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams said he believes newsprint giant AbitibiBowater is intent on closing its only remaining mill in the province. AbitibiBowater has said it will need to lay off scores of employees and contract out services...
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(Canada) The buyer of the Mackenzie pulp mill has lost his chip supply and many of the mill's old customers. But Dan White, chairman of Worthington Properties, says he is still on track to reopen the plant this fall...
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(Vietnam) The Tan Mai paper joint stock company has been given the go-ahead to kick off four paper and paper pulp production projects in a move to meet the growing demand...
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(Brazil) SEPAC, Brazilian manufacturer of tissue paper, is investing R$100 million in expansion projects, which include the purchase of new equipment with German technology.
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(USA) International Paper has announced plans for an indefinite shutdown of its No. 3 paper machine at the Valliant Mill in Oklahoma as of Nov. 1. This machine produces approximately 430,000 tons annually of containerboard, used to make corrugated packaging...
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(Finland) Stora Enso plans to close its smaller production line at Enocell pulp mill in eastern Finland due to Russia's rising duties on wood, local daily Karjalainen reported...
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(Ethiopia) Chaddha Group is planing to invest in paper, ethanol, sugarcane plantation, and sugar production with a total capital of 190 million dollars. Chaddha has received 100,000 hectares of land in Ethiopia's Oromia Region.
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(Australia) The Federal Government has been accused of granting favours and kowtowing to Gunns Ltd over its controversial Tasmanian pulp mill project. Environment Minister Peter Garrett today granted Gunns a three-month extension on submitting the environmental impact management...
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(USA) When the Wausau Paper plant in Groveton closed last December about 300 people lost their jobs. It was an economic disaster. One thing folks hoped for was that somehow a strong company would purchase the huge plant and provide new jobs. Wausau sold the plant at the end of August.
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(Sweden/Mexico) In a move to improve its offering to consumers, while at the same time strengthening competitiveness and profitability, SCA is investing in a new tissue plant in Mexico...
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(Canada)Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (NASDAQ:SSCC) has announced its decision to discontinue operations at its Smurfit-MBI corrugated container facility located in Whitby, Ontario. Existing business will be transitioned to nearby Smurfit-MBI facilities...
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(USA) Katahdin Paper is struggling to compete at a time of high oil prices has halted production and is preparing to lay off more than 200 workers. A spokesman for Katahdin Paper Co. said the plant made its last ton of paper Tuesday morning (September 02).
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