April 2018

AF&PA welcomes new EPA policy on carbon neutral forest biomass

April 23, 2018 - 18:07
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WASHINGTON, DC, April 23, 2018 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding a new policy on the carbon neutrality of forest-based, renewable biomass by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The fiscal year 2017 and 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bills directed the EPA to develop the policy.

AF&PA welcomes new EPA policy on carbon neutral forest biomass

April 23, 2018 - 18:07
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WASHINGTON, DC, April 23, 2018 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding a new policy on the carbon neutrality of forest-based, renewable biomass by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The fiscal year 2017 and 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bills directed the EPA to develop the policy.

Solenis to increase prices by 5-30% on all process chemicals globally, effective immediately

April 23, 2018 - 18:04
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WILMINGTON, DE, April 23, 2018 (Press Release) -Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, will increase prices by five to 30 percent on all process chemicals, effective immediately or as customer contracts allow. The price increases are due to increases in key raw material costs, escalating freight costs and decreased market availability of several raw materials.

EPA administrator Pruitt promotes environmental stewardship with forestry leaders and students in Georgia; announces new decision on carbon neutrality of biomass

April 23, 2018 - 18:01
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COCHRAN, GA, April 23, 2018 (Press Release) -Today, during a meeting with Georgia forestry leaders, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt discussed the importance of environmental stewardship and announced a new decision on the carbon neutrality of forest biomass.

EPA administrator Pruitt promotes environmental stewardship with forestry leaders and students in Georgia; announces new decision on carbon neutrality of biomass

April 23, 2018 - 18:01
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COCHRAN, GA, April 23, 2018 (Press Release) -Today, during a meeting with Georgia forestry leaders, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt discussed the importance of environmental stewardship and announced a new decision on the carbon neutrality of forest biomass.

Canadian Pacific Railway avoids work stoppage as unions to take ratification vote

April 23, 2018 - 16:07
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CALGARY, April 20, 2018 (Press Release) -Canadian Pacific Railway Limited has reached an agreement with both the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Train & Engine (TCRC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which averts the potential work stoppage of 12:01 am Eastern time tomorrow, April 21, 2018. 

On the recommendation of federal mediators, the Minister of Labour will direct the Canadian Industrial Relations Board to administer a ratification vote on each of the company's final offers to the TCRC and IBEW.

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Mills and Technology Newsletter

Pratt Industries wins Gold award at 2018 OMA awards

April 23, 2018 - 09:23
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CONYERS, GA, April 19, 2018 (Press Release) -Pratt Display is America’s preferred supplier of sustainably sourced point-of purchase displays, and for good reason. They’re award winning! They recently won top honors at the 2018 Shop! Awards for their Schick Hydro Disposable Edge Floor Display With Robot Motion/Video for customer Edgewell Personal Care. This particular display won both the Display of the Year AND the Creative Award at the 2018 OMA’s. Congratulations to the entire Display team on another successful year!

Greif releases its online 2017 Sustainability Report, announces 2025 global sustainability goals

April 23, 2018 - 08:49
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DELAWARE, OH, April 23, 2018 (Business Wire) -In conjunction with Earth Day, Greif, Inc. today announces the launch of its online 2017 Sustainability Report, which details its 2025 global sustainability goals.

A global leader and industrial packaging solutions provider, Greif’s ninth annual Sustainability Report demonstrates the company’s commitment to continuous improvement through an integrated approach to environmental and social responsibility.

Virginia Maritime Association: New Executive Vice President

April 23, 2018 - 07:33
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David C. White, Executive Vice President Virginia Maritime Association Source Virginia Maritime Association

David C. White took the helm as the Executive Vice President of the Virginia Maritime Association and Hampton Roads Shipping Association on April 16.

“David has the experience and respect for the VMA’s 98-year history and the vision needed for the future. He is professional and informed, I do not believe a better choice could have been made for the leadership of the Virginia Maritime Association,” said Scott Wheeler, President, VMA Board of Directors.

$50.5 million inland South Carolina port opens; bringing jobs to rural area; IP among companies to use it

April 23, 2018 - 07:27
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The State Ports Authority officially opened its inland port in Dillon, linking the state's Pee Dee region with the Port of Charleston via a CSX Corp. rail line that will operate six days a week.

The $50.5 million cargo-transfer hub will let trucks and trains exchange thousands of containers filled with consumer goods destined for points north along Interstate 95 or — if headed in the other direction — to any number of markets overseas.

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