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Monday, 09 August 2010 11:00

Weavexx upgrades N.S. production facility

Xerium Technologies will be upgrading equipment at its Weavexx forming fabrics facility in Kentville, N.S. To support the company, the province, through Nova Scotia Business Inc., is providing a five-year payroll rebate up to a maximum of $500,000."As a global…
The Government of Canada has launched a $100-million Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program to help expand opportunities for Canada's forestry sector through the development of innovative projects and technologies. Stockwell Day, president of the Treasury Board, Minister for…
Recent references in media coverage of $300 million of investment related to ratification of new collective agreement in Temiscaming, Quebec inaccurate and misleading Tembec today issued a statement to clarify inaccurate information contained in newspaper articles related to the ratification…
The Mackenzie pulp mill in British Columbia has been acquired by Paper Excellence B.V., for an undisclosed sum. The transaction secures the future of the mill which is expected to resume production of high quality NBSK pulp in the fall.…
Abitibi Consolidated Company of Canada, as the owner and operator of a paper mill in Fort Frances, Ontario, was fined $125,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act that caused injuries to two workers and a student.…
AbitibiBowater could emerge from bankruptcy protection in October if creditors vote in August to approve the newsprint producer's restructuring plan, the Canadian Press reports. The Montreal-based company has been under court protection in Canada and the United States since April…
Catalyst Paper has announced that it is permanently closing its Elk Falls paper mill near Campbell River, British Columbia in September. This facility has been indefinitely curtailed since February 2009.“Today’s news is a disappointing outcome for mill employees and families,…
The approval of Terrace Bay Pulp's repayment plan moves the idled Ontario pulp mill one step closer to resuming production this summer. According to the Chronicle Journal newspaper, 165 of 168 voted in favour of the plan, which represents $35…
Northern Pulp Nova Scotia is creating a new Forest Research Program in the province. Northern Pulp's initiative and $1 million investment over five years will drive research to study the impacts of current forest management practices and help shape and…
Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership has signed a letter of intent with Pacific Carbon Trust for a multi-year deal to sell carbon offsets related to emission reductions at the Northwood pulp mill in Prince George, B.C. The emission reduction project will…
Verso Paper Corp. (NYSE: VRS) announced today the launch of a $43 million Renewable Energy Project, which will position its mill in Quinnesec, Michigan to meet more than 95% of its energy needs using renewable biomass sources. "The implementation of…
Canfor's Taylor Pulp mill has purchased two microbubble aeration systems from Seair Inc. The purchase comes after an extensive period of testing and energy efficiency verification in conjunction with BC Hydro, during which it was confirmed the Seair system reduces…
AbitibiBowater has completed the sale of three idle paper mills located in eastern Canada to a wholly owned affiliate of American Iron & Metal Company Inc. for $8.7 million and the sale of a paper mill and other assets located…
The Canada-based company Cascades has broken ground on a project that will produce recycled pulp from old corrugated containers (OCC). In an announcement May 31, Alain Lemaire, president and CEO of Cascades, Mario Plourde, president and COO of Cascades Specialty…
CANADIAN FOREST INDUSTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS SIGN WORLD’S LARGEST CONSERVATION AGREEMENT APPLYING TO AREA TWICE THE SIZE OF GERMANY Today 21 member companies of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), and nine leading environmental organizations, unveiled an unprecedented agreement…

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