Articles by Ken McEntee

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Optimistic signs seen in rail traffic

Although U.S. rail traffic in May was down 28 percent compared to a year earlier, John T. Gray, senior vice president of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said he… Thank you for checking us…



The Market: OCC prices in free fall

By Ken McEntee Old corrugated container (OCC) prices went into free fall this month after peaking early in May, when some spot orders were reportedly moving above $200 per ton… Thank you for checking us…



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April containerboard production up 7 percent

U.S. containerboard production in April increased 7 percent compared to April 2019, the American Forest & Paper Association reported. Production (AF&PA) also was up seven percent when compared to the… Thank you for checking us…


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OCC prices ‘way more’ than Cascades expected

By Ken McEntee While recovered paper prices escalate and generation dwindles, Cascades said it has sufficient raw materials to meet production requirements. However, said CEO Mario Plourde, the price increases… Thank you for checking us…


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U.S. containerboard capacity reaches record

U.S. containerboard capacity increased 1.5 percent in 2019, reaching a record 40.3 million tons, the American Forest & Paper Association reported while releasing its 60th annual industry Survey of Paper,… Thank you for checking us…


Covid-19 has caused unprecedented impact, WestRock says

By Ken McEntee The Covid-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented volatility in global markets, but WestRock remains well-positioned with the right strategy to succeed and create value for its stakeholders, company… Thank you for checking us…


Recycled fiber price rise is unprecedented, Sonoco says

By Ken McEntee The “unprecedented” rise in recovered paper prices during March will have a significant impact on Sonoco’s second quarter results, CEO Howard Coker said, while announcing the company’s… Thank you for checking us…