Posts Tagged ‘Forest Industry’
Filed under: LSQ Mill
A Brief History of Lebel-sur-Quévillon
by Trevor J. Murphy on Aug 28th, 2012
With the recent acquisition of a pulp mill in Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Fortress Paper will add a second dissolving pulp facility to its production line. The mill was previously owned by Domtar but had been closed since 2005. The Northern Québec town has a long history of pulp and paper manufacturing. In fact, it was founded in the mid 1940s by loggers who arrived in the remote area to send logs down the Bell River. The industry really began to...
Filed under: Forestry
Federal Government May Extend Forestry Innovation Initiatives Programs
by Trevor J. Murphy on Jan 30th, 2012
Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver told reporters this week that the federal government may extend innovation programs designed to help the forest industry adjust to the challenges of a changing sector. “There may be a continuation of some programs that currently exist,” he said during a lunchtime speech at Paper Week in Montreal on Wednesday. "We should not underestimate the sector's resilience, the excellence of our forest products an...
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Vancouver Hosts 24th Annual Global Forest & Paper Industry Conference
by Trevor J. Murphy on May 17th, 2011
CEO’s, senior executives, customers, suppliers, and government policy makers gathered in Vancouver, BC this week for the 24th Annual Global Forest & Paper Industry Conference. Hosted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the conference is an opportunity for members of the industry from many different sectors to come together to discuss current markets, emerging trends, and the outlook for the global industry. This year’s conference put a stron...
Filed under: Dissolving Pulp
Traditional Sector Will Make Way For “Green Breeze”
by Trevor J. Murphy on May 5th, 2011
Some call it an “industry in transition,” others have said it is an industry “under the gun,” but the forestry sector is finding new life in innovative and creative solutions that are not only helping the once struggling industry turn around, but also helping to usher in what the Edmonton Journal calls a "green breeze." After two years of work by the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), FPInnovations and the Canadian Forest Se...