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Obituary: Dick Sharfstein, former owner of Pride Container (now Menasha)

Tue, Dec 02, 2014

Richard A. “Dick” Sharfstein, former president and owner of Pride Container Corp. (later Strive Group), Chicago, died on Tuesday, Nov. 25, following a brief illness. He was 80. He was an active AICC member, particularly of AICC Region 6 in Chicago, for nearly 40 years.

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RockTenn settles $249 million in worker pension obligations for lump-sum offer; to contribute $160 million to defined benefit plans in 2015

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Rock-Tenn Co., Norcross, Ga., has settled $249 million in projected benefit obligations through a voluntary lump-sum offer to former employees who have yet to retire, said John Stakel, senior vice president and treasurer.

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Pratt Industries gains $96 million in municipal securities for refinancing New York City mill; Indiana town tables vote again on $10 million in bonds for new mill

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Build NYC Resource Corp., which promotes economic development in the city, plans to sell about $96 million of revenue debt for a unit of Pratt Industries, with proceeds going to refinance bonds and buy equipment.

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Former Fusion Paperboard workers join new recycling company in Connecticut

By Mon, Dec 01, 2014

PLAINFIELD, CT, Dec. 1, 2014 (Local News) -True to form a new recycling company in Plainfield is even recycling old bins to use as containers to hold the recyclable materials.

If you look closely you can see some say Fusion Paperboard. Sound familiar? Well yes that's where the workers came from and where the bins came from as well.

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Finnish packaging materials company Powerflute completes acquisition of Stora Enso core and coreboard unit Corenso for Euro 90 million

By Mon, Dec 01, 2014

KUOPIO, Finland, Dec. 1, 2014 (Press Release) -Powerflute Oyj ("Powerflute" or the "Company") announces the completion of its acquisition of Corenso, an international producer of cores and coreboard (the "Acquisition").

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Stora Enso launches new CKB 195 g/m2 board for use as top liner for corrugated materials, boxes and displays

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014

HELSINKI, Nov. 27, 2014 (Press Release) -Stora Enso is introducing CKB 195 g/m2 board, specially developed for use as a top liner for corrugated materials, boxes and displays. The new 195 g/m2 grade is ideal in combination with other materials, thanks to its sleek surface and high efficiency in converting processes.

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Smurfit Kappa reveals multi-million euro marketing opportunity missed by brands

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014

DUBLIN, Ireland, Nov. 27, 2014 (Press Release) -

Analysis published today by Smurfit Kappa, one of the world's leading packaging companies, has highlighted a significant opportunity being missed by brands fighting for shopper attention and market share in Europe's supermarkets.

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