The vote to authorize the strike was 99 percent in favor, Gregory Pallesen, vice president of the Association of Western Pulp & Paper Workers, said Wednesday morning.
The vote does not immediately trigger a strike, but it allows the AWPPW bargaining team to call for one after giving KapStone 10 days notice.Read more
Union pulp mill workers expect a strike authorization vote to pass, and results of the membership vote are expected to be announced Wednesday or Thursday.
Negotiations between Local 153 of the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers and KapStone Paper & Packaging Corporation have jammed over health care, pension and overtime, and no further bargaining sessions are scheduled, union sources said Monday.Read more
NORTHBROOK, IL, Nov 14, 2014 (PRNewswire) - As part of KapStone's periodic review with our community constituents, KapStone shared a capital investment plan for the North Carolina paper mill with the Economic Development Commission. The multi-year investment plan, which totaled approximately $115 million, included the recently completed $29 million upgrade to paper machine number three as well as a range of anticipated capital projects that will maintain the mill's cost competitiveness and efficiencies over multiple years by modernizing the three existing paper machines.Read more
LONGVIEW, WA, Oct. 20, 2014 (Local News) -The Longview KapStone paper mill has just completed a record quarter for paper production. It's bringing online a new lightweight linerboard paper that the company expects to make it more competitive in the packaging market. It may get a shot at supplying paper to a major restaurant chain. Lots of employees are retiring, but they're being replaced and employment is expected to be stable.
In summary, the mill is prospering and has a promising future, company officials said in an interview last week.Read more
NORTHBROOK, IL, Aug 27, 2014 (PRNewswire) - KapStonePaper and Packaging Corporation (KS) has announced that its mill in Longview, WA, has been certified according to both the SFI and PEFC chain-of-custody standards, the highest levels of sustainable forestry certifications available. Previously the Longview mill had been certified to the SFI fiber sourcing standard.
KapStone's three other paper mills, five chip mills, and one sawmill are also certified to these same globally-recognized, chain-of-custody standards.