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
CHICAGO, May 1, 2013 (RISI) -No matter what your title may be, it doesn't automatically connote leadership capabilities, said Mark Sanborn, leadership expert and pres of Sanborn & Associates. He was the keynote speaker at the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC) Spring Meeting in Orlando last week. The meeting was attended by about 400 independent box makers and suppliers to the industry.Read more
CRANFORD, NJ, May 1, 2013 (Business Wire) -
The Newark Group today launched its new corporate logo featuring a descriptive line explaining what the company produces. A leader in the collection of recovered fibers and the manufacturing and converting of 100 percent recycled paperboard, Newark's new logo marks a dramatic update in the company's visual identity as well as a refocused commitment to customers, vendors and innovative solutions.Read more