Sonoco Completes Acquisition of RTS Packaging

HARTSVILLE, S.C.Sept. 08, 2023 - Sonoco Products Company (NYSE: SON) (“Sonoco” or the “Company”), a diversified global packaging leader, today announced the completion of its acquisition of the remaining equity interest in RTS Packaging, LLC (“RTS”) from joint venture partner WestRock (NYSE:WRK) and one WestRock paper mill in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Smurfit Kappa and WestRock Announce Transaction to Create a Global Leader in Sustainable Packaging

Following the announcement of a possible combination dated 7 September 2023 (“Possible Combination Announcement”), the Boards of Smurfit Kappa, a FTSE 100 company, and WestRock, an S&P 500 company, are pleased to announce the signing of a definitive transaction agreement (the “Agreement”) to create Smurfit WestRock, a global leader in sustainable packaging (the “Combination” or the “Transaction”).

West Fraser To Acquire Spray Lake Sawmills

VANCOUVER, B.C., September 6, 2023 – West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. ("West Fraser" or the "Company") (TSX and NYSE: WFG) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Spray Lake Sawmills located in Cochrane, Alberta subject to certain post-closing adjustments.

Domtar to Indefinitely Idle Espanola Mill

FORT MILL, S.C - September 06, 2023 - Domtar Corporation, a part of the Paper Excellence Group, today announced it will indefinitely idle the pulp and paper operations at its Espanola, Ontario, facility for an expected period greater than one year.

Smurfit Kappa and WestRock in discussions regarding key terms of Potential Combination

Smurfit Kappa Group (“Smurfit Kappa”) (LSE:SKG; ISE:SKG), a FTSE 100 company, confirms that the boards of directors (the “Boards”) of Smurfit Kappa and WestRock Company (“WestRock”) (NYSE:WRK), a S&P 500 company, are discussing the key terms of a potential combination to create Smurfit WestRock, a global leader in sustainable packaging (the “Potential Combination”).

Glatfelter & Ekman Initiate Partnership To Sell Abaca Pulp Globally

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – September 8, 2023: Glatfelter Corporation (“Glatfelter” or the “Company”) (NYSE: GLT), a leading global supplier of engineered materials, has entered into an agreement with Ekman & Co. to market Glatfelter’s high quality, specialty Abaca pulp exclusively through Ekman’s global sales agency platform.

Why the Internet Didn’t Shred the Paper Business

And why U.S. paper plants are folding anyway.

Last fall, the specialty paper maker Dunn Paper closed its mill in Port Huron, Michigan, where, for about a century, it had been making paper used everywhere from the food industry to medical settings.

Court grants Northern Pulp extension on creditor protection

Officials with the Northern Pulp mill should know soon whether they'll reach a settlement with the Nova Scotia government over the Pictou County-based operation's 2020 shutdown and other matters, or if the two sides will find themselves back in court.

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