B.C. Premier David Eby will be at the Paper Excellence Catalyst Crofton mill Friday morning for an announcement about supporting workers and promoting value-added innovation in Crofton.
B.C.'s forestry's future dependent on attracting new workers
The question of how to attract new talent was put to a panel of forestry professionals gathered on the Prince George Civic Cand Conference Centre stage Wednesday at the BC Natural Resources Forum.
Province pumps $50-million into increasing fibre supply in B.C.
Truckers hauling logs are among the groups benefiting from a provincial promise of $50 million to help increase the supply of fibre. Premier David Eby said the money will help get low-value wood from remote areas to pulp and paper mills.
Locked out WestRock paper mill workers in Alabama reject company’s offer for third time
For the third time since being locked out by the company last October, over 400 United Steelworkers (USW) members in three different locals at WestRock’s Mahrt Mill paper mill in Cottonton, Alabama have voted down the company’s contract proposal.
Announcing Support for Innovative Forest Product Technologies At the 20th Annual BC Natural Resources Forum
January 18, 2023 - Prince George, British Columbia - By investing in the development and deployment of innovative low-carbon technologies and forest products, Canada is helping to support a more competitive, prosperous and environmentally sustainable forest sector.
Kruger Energy Is Pioneering Eco-Friendly Logistics With Its First All-Electric Trucks Hitting the Road
Montréal, Québec, January 19, 2023 – Kruger Energy is proud to be one of the pioneers as its two 100% electric semi-trailer trucks have started to carry materials and Cashmere®, SpongeTowels® and Bonterra™ tissue products, between two Kruger Products facilities in Québec.
Canfor closure in Prince George a sign of neglected forestry policy, says Unifor
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C.-The permanent closure of the pulp line at Canfor’s Prince George mill was preventable, says Unifor.
B.C. promises $90M for innovative projects for forest-dependent communities
The British Columbia government is promising up to $90 million over three years to support new industrial and manufacturing projects in communities hurt by the downturn in the forestry industry.
Future of Espanola, Ont., paper mill uncertain as Domtar continues with plans to sell
The future of the Espanola, Ont., paper mill remains uncertain as its owner, Domtar, moves ahead with plans to sell the facility.
Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG) Acquires Business Products Wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR)
PURCHASE, NY—January 11, 2023—Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG), a $9B global sales, marketing, and distribution leader in the pulp, paper, tissue, packaging, wood products, and metals industries, announced today that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire S.P. Richards (SPR), an independent business products wholesaler based in Atlanta, Georgia.
New jobs fund will support employment, resilient economies
The StrongerBC Economic Plan is delivering support for people in rural British Columbia through a new fund that will diversify local economies, promote value-added innovation in the forestry sector and create thousands of good-paying jobs for British Columbians.
Expect more B.C. sawmill closures in 2023
Resource companies in Western Canada had a good year in 2022, which means provincial and federal governments had a good year, thanks to royalties and taxes.
Northern Alberta communities push for better rail freight service to move forest products, grain
About 20 northern Alberta municipalities and industry associations are joining forces to lobby for better rail freight service for their region.
Mercer International Inc. announces downtime at its Celgar mill
NEW YORK, NY, January 17, 2023 - Mercer International Inc. (Nasdaq: MERC) reports that, due to a lack of appropriate fiber availability, its Celgar mill in British Columbia, Canada, is planning to take approximately three weeks of downtime.
Kingsport Mill Resumes Operation; Produces First Containerboard Roll
The Kingsport Mill recently produced its first 100 percent recycled containerboard.
Paper & Packaging Caucus Welcomes New U.S. House Leadership
Bipartisan leaders Congressmen Dan Newhouse and Lou Correa to serve as new House Paper & Packaging Caucus Co-Chairs
Working Together for the Future of NL’s Forest Industry
Last week, Michel Girard, Vice President and General Manager of our Corner Brook Mill, took part in a dedication ceremony for Newfoundland’s new Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI).
Mayor Yu weighs in on Prince George Pulp and Paper mill closure
“The city is not going to take this lying down,” Prince George Mayor Simon Yu said Thursday in reaction to Canfor's plans to permanently close the pulp division of Prince George Pulp and Paper, with an anticipated 300 jobs being lost.
Canfor’s PG Pulp Mill operations to be shuttered
PRINCE GEORGE — Devastating news for employees at Canfor’s PG Pulp Mill.
West Fraser Timber to indefinitely curtail Florida sawmill
VANCOUVER - West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. says it will indefinitely curtail its Perry Sawmill in Florida later this month due to high fibre costs and softening lumber markets.
Canfor Pulp Announces Right-sizing of Operating Footprint with Permanent Closure of Pulp Line at Prince George Pulp and Paper Mill
VANCOUVER, BC, Jan. 11, 2023 - Following extensive analysis of its operating footprint and the long-term supply of economic residual fibre, Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (TSX: CFX) is announcing the decision to permanently close the pulp line at its Prince George Pulp and Paper Mill, which will result in a reduction of 280,000 tonnes of market kraft pulp annually.
Interfor Announces Temporary Production Curtailments in Q1’23
BURNABY, British Columbia, Jan. 11, 2023 -- INTERFOR CORPORATION (“Interfor” or the “Company”) (TSX: IFP) announced plans to reduce its lumber production output in the first quarter of 2023 by at least 100 million board feet, or 8% of quarterly capacity, as economic conditions and market uncertainty continue to impact lumber demand.