HEIDELBERG, Germany, May 6, 2013 (Press Release) -Read more
The company completed the acquisition of Orange County Container Group in December for $340 million, including a recycled containerboard mill in Texas and 10 converting plants in the US and northern Mexico, adding to SKG's existing operations there. It was SKG's first significant acquisition since the Kappa merger in 2005.Read more
About 90 workers will be laid off at the Mansfield, MA, facility, with some workers already dismissed,The Sun Chroniclereported.
The former Smurfit-Stone Container plant was acquired by RockTenn in 2011.
RockTenn shows two other container plants in New England at Wakefield and Devon, MA. The company operates a sheet plant in Springfield, MA.Read more
STOCKHOLM, May 2, 2013 (Press Release) -It's often said that a picture paints a thousand words. If that's true, then a demonstrator speaks tens of thousands of words. That was the line of thought followed by the project team at Innventia when launching the Babelfish project last autumn, which uses design to interpret the properties of new materials. A demonstrator, made from a renewable board that can unfold itself, is now ready. The next goal is to win a global packaging competition.Read more
LAKELAND, FL, May 1, 2013 (Local News) -Don Merkley, union president at International Paper plant in Lake Wales, said Wednesday he knew the company would shut down the plant once the federal government approved its $4.3 billion merger with competitor Temple-Inland Inc. last year.
Merkley's crystal ball proved correct as International Paper announced Tuesday it would lay off 61 workers by June 19 at the corrugated box plant and put the huge manufacturing and shipping facility on about 50 acres up for sale.Read more
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, May 1, 2013 (Press Release) -Fibre Box Association (FBA) is inviting non-member corrugated sheet plants to participate in the association's newly enhanced Sheet Plant Operating Ratio Survey.Read more