Carton & Box Reporter

  • Freedom Corrugated, Hazelton, PA, implements an energy management system from WPS Global, Milwaukee, WI, to achieve a 20% reduction in energy costs.

  • Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., Creve Coeur, MO, reports all of its US paper mills have been recommended for chain-of-custody certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, and Forest Stewardship Council standards.

  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Washington, DC, launches an interactive newsletter with news about third-party forest certification and activities involving the SFI program and its partners.

  • The Paperboard Packaging Council, Springfield, MA, announces General Converting, Bolingbrook, IL, joins as a new principal member. Hampden Papers, Holyoke, MA, and Goss Intl., Durham, NH, join as associate members.

  • Proteus Packaging, Franklin, WI, obtains chain-of-custody certifications under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Forest Stewardship Council.

  • Heidelberg USA, Kennesaw, GA, hires Chris Raney as VP, packaging, responsible for postpress packaging.

  • American Forest & Paper Assn., Washington, DC, reports total kraft paper shipments in December 2010 were 126,900 tons, an increase of 1.3% compared to December 2009. Total year-end shipments rose 10.2% over 2010. Total boxboard production in December 2010 increased by 7.3% compared to December 2009. Year-end production was up 3.7% over 2009. Total containerboard production for December 2010 increased 40,300 tons or 1.5% compared to December 2009. Year-end production increased 7.1% over 2009.

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