RICHMOND, VA, May 22, 2015 (Press Release) - MeadWestvacoCorporation ("MWV") and Rock-Tenn Company ("RockTenn") each announced a date for special meetings of their respective shareholders or stockholders to approve the previously announced combination of the two packaging companies. Subject to these approvals and certain regulatory approvals, the merger is currently expected to close on July 1, 2015, at which point MWV and RockTenn will become subsidiaries of WestRock Company, which will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WRK.Read more
KETTERING, UK, May 20, 2015 (Press Release) - We are delighted to confirm that following our order for a new 1.8m corrugator earlier this year, the machine is due to be started up at our Wellington plant in the south-west of England during July. The complete line – a Quantum corrugator – is manufactured by BP Agnati, based in Milan, Italy.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, May 20, 2015 (Press Release) - The American Forest & Paper Association released its April 2015 U.S. Paperboard Report.Read more
ATLANTA, GA, May 20, 2015 (PRNewswire) - Graphic Packaging International, Inc. today announced the appointment of Michael P. Doss as President and Chief Operating Officer, reflecting an expansion of his previous role of COO. Mr. Doss has also been appointed to the Board of Directors of Graphic Packaging Holding Company. He will continue to report directly to the company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, David Scheible.Read more
NORTHBROOK, IL, May 21, 2015 (Press Release) - KapStonePaper and Packaging, a leader in packaging and packaging solutions, announced that ongoing investment in its Yakima, WA, plant has topped $10 million to meet increasing demand in the corrugated packaging market in the Northwest.Read more
Pratt Industries announced today the passing of its former Deputy CEO Mike Harwood, one of the most respected leaders in the global paper and packaging industry.
Mike, 71, died peacefully at his home Sunday in Marietta, Ga. after a bout with cancer, surrounded by his family including his beloved wife of many years, Renie.
Company chairman Anthony Pratt said he was deeply saddened by the news of Mike's passing, and remembered him as "a giant of the industry."Read more
VANTAA, Finland, May 19, 2015 (Press Release) -Kotkamills has awarded Pöyry with the assignment for engineering consultancy, laser scanning, 3D modelling, detail engineering and site services for the folding boxboard machine project at their Kotka Mill in Finland. The assignment is a continuation of the pre-feasibility services performed by Pöyry and it covers the majority of the required engineering services related to the implementation of the project.Read more
RICHMOND, VA and NORCROSS, GA, May 18, 2015 (Press Release) -
WestRock Company was announced today by MeadWestvacoCorporation ("MWV") and Rock-Tenn Company ("RockTenn") as the name for the new company when the two packaging leaders complete their previously announced combination. WestRock will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WRK.