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October 18, 2018

BCN – AICC/TAPPI Great Lakes Members Welcome Attendees

AICC and TAPPI members of the Great Lakes region hosted several plant tours and an Oktoberfest-themed reception for all attendees during the 2018 Corrugated Week conference and trade show, held September 24-27 in Indianapolis, IN.

“Three great, local companies opened their doors to us – Litho Press, Flutes LLC and Capital City Container, said Mike D’Angelo, AICC Vice President. “Each showed in their own unique way the leading-edge technology and creativity that is a hallmark of the paper-based printing and converting industries, as well as giving us a glimpse into their customer-focused operations. These tours go far in sharing insight into best practices due to the open nature of our member companies. Many thanks to them for allowing us such access.”

Read additional coverage on Page 6 of the October 22 issue of Board Converting News.

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October 18, 2018

BCN – GBP To Expand Operations In IL

Green Bay Packaging based Green Bay Packaging (GBP) is set to break ground for the construction of a new 170,000- square-foot complex in Downers Grove, Illinois, which was chosen as a central location to serve the Chicago area and allow for future growth of the business.

“Green Bay Packaging follows the needs of their customers and we have seen a strong increase in demand in the Chicago area,” said Executive Vice President, Bryan Hollenbach. “We are proud to extend our company’s service offerings and our dedicated team of highly experienced professionals are ready to fulfill this demand.”

Read additional coverage on Page 1 of the October 22 issue of Board Converting News.

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October 18, 2018

BCN – FBA: Shipments Solid In September

Industry shipments of corrugated products decreased 4.0 percent, from  301.84 bsf in September of 2017 to 30.57 bsf in September of 2018, the Fibre Box Association (FBA) reported. The decrease was partially due to the fact there as one less shipping day in September of 2018.

Average week shipments, however, in-creased 1.1 percent, from 7.962 bsf in 2017 to 8.047 bsf in 2018. Shipments of corrugated products increased from 1.7 percent to 1.1 percent year-to-date.

Read additional coverage on Page 1 of the October 22 issue of Board Converting News.

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October 12, 2018

FMN — Sustainability Trends Reshape Packaging Industry

Accelerating demands for sustainable products and responsible corporate behavior are reshaping the food, beverage and restaurant industries, and with them the food packaging industry.

See additional coverage on Page 12 in the October 15 issue of FMN.

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October 12, 2018

FMN — New Tools Ensure Culture Of Worker Safety

Convened by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the OpX Leadership Network’s new Worker Safety Readiness for the CPG Industry assessment tools and leadership guidelines ensure a worker safety culture for consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

See additional coverage on Page 6 in the October 15 issue of FMN.

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October 12, 2018

FMN — WestRock Honored With Display Awards

WestRock, Atlanta, Georgia, was recognized at the Path to Purchase Design of the Times Awards with 31 awards for excellence in merchandising solutions, the most of any entrant for the second year in row. 

See additional coverage on Page 5 in the October 15 issue of FMN.

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October 5, 2018

RM – NLC Releases Report On Rethinking Recycling

The National League of Cities (NLC) released a new report, “Rethinking Recycling: How Cities Can Adapt to Evolving Markets,” which analyzes how city leaders can develop resilient local waste management systems in response to China’s stringent new regulations.

See additional coverage on Page 3 in the October 8 issue of RM.

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October 5, 2018

RM – WestRock To Invest $284.4M In VA Mill

Norcross, Georgia based WestRock Company will invest nearly a quarter of a million dollars in its Covington paper mill, according to multiple media reports.

See additional coverage on Page 1 Left in the October 8 issue of RM.

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October 5, 2018

RM – PSI Chapter Launches Rebranding Campaign

The Paper Stock Industries (PSI) Chapter, a national chapter of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc., has launched a multimedia rebranding campaign that promotes its key strengths and reaffirms its position as a leading forum for scrap paper processors, MRFs, brokers, and consumers.

See additional coverage on Page 1 Left in the October 8 issue of RM.

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