January 2020

Pile of Scrap

Top election issue: What to do with the pizza box?

The biggest issue of the 2020 presidential elections is what to do with used pizza boxes, joked John Sacco, president of Sierra International Machinery, opening a recent podcast interview with… Thank you for checking us…


New association will focus on fiber quality

By Ken McEntee A new association of recovered paper dealers, being organized by industry veterans Johnny Gold and Scott Jones, will emphasize the quality of recovered paper sold to paper… Thank you for checking us…


railroad traffic

U.S. rail traffic down to start year

U.S. rail traffic for the week ending January 11 was down 10 percent compared to the same time last year, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported. During the week,… Thank you for checking us…


Republic Paperboard addresses odor problem

Local news reports said Republic Paperboard is addressing an ongoing odor problem at its paperboard mill in Lawton, Okla. According to the local reports, the city of Lawton said Republic… Thank you for checking us…




Tissue

Marcal to reopen this month

Rob Baron, president and CEO of Marcal Paper, said the New Jersey mill will return to regular papermaking operations sometime this month, less than a year after the mill was… Thank you for checking us…


Verso

Maryland sues Verso over Potomac River pollution

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh last month filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court for Allegany County against Verso Luke LLC and its parent company, Verso Corporation for unlawful pollution discharges into the North…


Midwest Paper

Industrial Opportunity Partners acquires Midwest Paper

By Ken McEntee Private equity firm Industrial Opportunity Partners (IOP) has acquired Midwest Recycled and Coated Containerboard Mill LLC (Midwest Paper), a recycled containerboard mill headquartered in Combined Locks, Wisc. Terms of the transaction were…


Alas Doradas

El Salvador mill to get deinking line

Alas Dorados, a tissue maker in El Salvador, has ordered a new tissue production line that includes a deinking plant. The system will be supplied by Valmet Corp. The new… Thank you for checking us…