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Economic activity in US manufacturing sector expands in March for 10th consecutive month - ISM

By Tue, Apr 01, 2014

TEMPE, AZ, April 1, 2014 (Press Release) -Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 10th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 58th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

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US-based paper tubes and cores manufacturer Yazoo Mills to install two new winding lines

By Tue, Apr 01, 2014

NEW OXFORD, PA, April 1, 2014 (Press Release) -Over the past few years, the increase in demand for Yazoo's products has pushed their manufacturing lines to full capacity. With this high increase in demand for paper tubes and cores, Yazoo Mills is expanding production capacity by adding two additional winding lines.

Business Wire

Bemis completes sale of its paper packaging division to Hood Packaging

By Tue, Apr 01, 2014

NEENAH, WI, April 1, 2014 (Business Wire) -Bemis Company, Inc. announced today that it completed the sale of its Paper Packaging Division. As previously announced, Bemis reached an agreement to sell its Paper Packaging Division to Hood Packaging Corporation, a privately-held company headquartered in Madison, Mississippi and Burlington, Ontario.

RISI

Smurfit Kappa clashes with union over plans to possibly divest solid board division

By Irina Van den Neste Mon, Mar 31, 2014

BRUSSELS, April 1, 2014 (RISI) -Smurfit Kappa is mulling the divestment of its solid board division this year amid insufficient profitability, a move that could lead to plant closures and job losses, according to the FNV Bondgenoten trade union, which represents workers at SKG's four solid board plants in the Netherlands.

Business Wire

PCA to convert newsprint PM 3 to lightweight containerboard and medium at DeRidder, LA, mill in November in $115 million investment

By Wed, Mar 26, 2014

LAKE FOREST, IL, March 26, 2014 (Business Wire) -Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG) announced today that it will not convert the idled No. 2 paper machine (D2) at its DeRidder, Louisiana mill to produce containerboard. Instead, PCA will convert the No. 3 newsprint machine (D3) at DeRidder to containerboard, producing lightweight linerboard and medium, and exit the newsprint business.

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MarquipWardUnited to acquire Körber's paper system companies E.C.H. Will, Pemco and Kugler-Womako

By Wed, Mar 26, 2014

PHILLIPS, WI, March 25, 2014 (Press Release) -MarquipWardUnited, Inc., a Barry-Wehmiller company, has executed a definitive agreement to acquire- the operations of Körber AG's Papersystems companies: E.C.H. Will GmbH, Pemco Inc. and Kugler-Womako GmbH, pending the approval of the respective antitrust authorities.

PPI Pulp & Paper Week

PCA's new DeRidder, LA, mill game plan promises more containerboard bang for the buck with newsprint exit

By Will Mies Fri, Mar 28, 2014

OAKLAND, March 28, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -After a five-month review, Packaging Corp of America (PCA) unveiled a new game plan for converting a newsprint machine at the big DeRidder, LA, mill that it acquired late last year from Boise.

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