"(The cause) is undetermined at this time," Niagara Falls Fire Chief Tom Colangelo said Monday. "We have interviewed everyone who was working (at both the Greenpac and nearby Norampac plants) that day (when the fire started) and no one saw anything."Read more
Box shipments in September rose 6.6% to 30.936 billion ft2 on an actual basis and were up 1.5% average-week (adjusted for one more shipping day this in the latest month), the Fibre Box Assn (FBA) reported.
Year-to-date box shipments are up 0.4% on an actual basis but down 0.2% average week.Read more
"According to the fire investigation, there was probably a spark from the combustion chamber that, despite several heat detection sensors and sprinkling systems in the conveyer, managed to set a 'glimmer-fire' to the woodchips in the warehouse," Meyer said.Read more
The upgrades would include a new headbox for the No. 5 saturating kraft paper machine, a new winder for the smaller No. 6 linerboard machine and upgrades to the press and dryer section of the large No. 8 linerboard machine, according to one contact.Read more