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October 12, 2017

BCN – AICC Session Examines Non-Family Leadership

  The independent corrugated industry, and in particular AICC, is built on a family framework. The family’s patriarch built the business, and the family runs the business. But most recently, some family-owned businesses are turning to non-family members to handle day-to-day operations.

  At AICC’s recent Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, early-risers to the day’s program had the opportunity to engage with representatives from three companies that to varying degrees have gone this route. Judging from the reaction of participants at this lively Eye-Opener, titled “Management Succession: Thinking Outside the Family,” the session was indeed “eye-opening.”

Read additional coverage on Page 10 of the October 16 issue of Board Converting News.

 
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October 12, 2017

BCN – PCA Completes Acquisition Of Sacramento Container

  Packaging Corporation of America recently announced that it has completed its acquisition of the assets of Sacramento Container Corporation and 100 percent of the membership interests of Northern Sheets, LLC and Central California Sheets, LLC in a cash-free, debt-free transaction. Funding for the $265 million price came from cash on hand.

  “Completing the acquisition of Sacramento Container, Northern Sheets and Central California sheets continues to further PCA’s strategic objectives,” said PCA Chairman and CEO Mark Kowlzan. “We welcome our new employees to PCA and look forward to quickly integrating these operations into our company.”

Read additional coverage on Page 7 of the October 16 issue of Board Converting News.

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October 12, 2017

BCN – PPC Speakers Inspire Change

  Nobody likes change; it is human nature to resist. However, as Linda Massman, President and CEO of Clearwater Paper Corp., pointed out during her keynote presentation at the Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) recent 2017 Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference, change in the workplace is constant. She said one of her biggest challenges is helping employees successfully navigate these changes.

  Clearwater was formed in 2008 as a spinoff of Potlatch Corp. Headquartered in Spokane, Washington, the company is a leading manufacturer of SBS and one of the largest North American manufacturers of bath tissue. It has net sales of $1.7 billion and employs 3,200 people across the U.S.

Read additional coverage on Page 1 of the October 16 issue of Board Converting News.

 
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October 12, 2017

FMN — Pack Print Reports 20% Visitor Increase

  PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2017, the 6th International Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Asia, welcomed a record-breaking 17,452 visitors from 59 countries at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center (BITEC) in Bangkok, Thailand.  The 300 exhibitors from 25 nations, including country group exhibits from Germany, Taiwan, China, Thailand, and for the first time, Singapore, showcased products and technologies for the “packaging and printing 4.0” theme.

See additional coverage on Page 9 in the October 16 issue of FMN.
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October 12, 2017

FMN — AWA Release Liner Meeting To Focus On Customer Voice

  The theme of the 2018 Global Release Liner Industry Conference and Exhibition is the “Voice of the Customer”. Organized annually by AWA Alexander Watson Associates, the meeting will be held next year in, Amsterdam, February 14-16, at the Hilton Hotel.

See additional coverage on Page 4 in the October 16issue of FMN.
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October 12, 2017

FMN — PIA Launches Spoilage Survey

  Printing Industries of America (PIA) will be investigating spoilage within the printing industry. Data will be collected by means of a survey distributed to printing companies.

See additional coverage on Page 3 in the October 16 issue of FMN.
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October 6, 2017

RM – Georgia-Pacific Sells Chemical Paper Business

  St. Paul, Minnesota based Ecolab Inc. announced that it has acquired the paper chemicals business of Atlanta, Georgia based Georgia-Pacific LLC.

See additional coverage on Page 7 in the October 9 issue of RM.
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October 6, 2017

RM – Orlando Named Pilot Location For Regional Recycling Project

  Late last month, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and its partners announced that the City of Orlando will serve as the location for its multi-stakeholder pilot project, Beyond 34: Recycling and Recovery for A New Economy.

See additional coverage on Page 3 in the October 9 issue of RM.
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October 6, 2017

RM – MP Markets Tumble Due To China Ban

  The markets for Mixed Paper have taken a direct hit due to China’s ban on imports of certain types of scrap fiber and plastics, our sources report.

See additional coverage on Page 1 Left in the October 9 issue of RM.

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