AF&PA and AWC Respond to EPA’s PM NAAQS Rule

WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock and American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Jackson Morrill responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of an updated National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM2.5), which lowers the standard to 9 µg/m3.

West Fraser Announces Closure of Hinton Pulp Sale

VANCOUVER, B.C., February 5, 2024 – West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. ("West Fraser" or the "Company") (TSX and NYSE: WFG announced today that the Company has completed the sale of its Hinton Pulp mill to Mondi Group plc ("Mondi") following completion of Canadian regulatory reviews and satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Mondi completes acquisition of Hinton Pulp mill

Mondi plc (Mondi), a global leader in the production of sustainable packaging and paper, has completed the acquisition of Hinton Pulp mill in Alberta, Canada, from West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd (West Fraser) for a total consideration of USD 5 million.

Kadant Completes Acquisition of Key Knife, Inc.

WESTFORD, Mass., Jan. 02, 2024 -- Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI) has completed its previously announced acquisition of Key Knife, Inc. and certain of its affiliates (“Key Knife”) for approximately $156 million in cash, subject to certain customary adjustments.

Greif Launches Customer Portal

Greif, a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, is thrilled to announce the launch of the Greif Customer Portal (CDP), a digital platform designed to enhance the customer experience and streamline business operations.

Addressing paper recovery, cost in the new year

Recent reports have revealed a much lower paper recycling rate than previously touted by the industry, and the question now is how recovered paper consumers can boost recovery in the United States to capture more material and prevent unnecessary landfilling.

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