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SuperCorrExpo 2020 Postponed: TAPPI, AICC Explain What’s Next BY JACKIE SCHULTZ In April, Larry Montague, President and CEO of TAPPI, and Mike D’An- gelo, President of AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, an- nounced the postponement of SuperCorrExpo 2020 due to the spread of Coronavirus. The new date is August 8-12, 2021, at the Orange
Mill Rock Packaging Acquires TrojanLitho
New York City based Mill Rock Packaging Partners, LLC, a new platform created by Mill Rock Capital, a private equity firm, an- nounced that it has acquired Renton, Wash- ington based Trojan Lithograph Corporation from Arbor Investments. TrojanLitho is a lead- ing, value-added provider of graphic paper packaging solutions to various consumer end markets. Terms of the TrojanLitho acquisition were not disclosed. Mill Rock Capital created Mill Rock Packag- ing Partners LLC to invest in growth-oriented companies with advanced service and prod- uct capabilities in the specialty packaging industry. Mill Rock Packaging Partners is led by Chairman and Mill Rock Senior Partner Ed Rose and a senior leadership team including its board of directors: • Dr. Robert Beckler, formerly President, Packaging Solutions of WestRock • Robert Feeser, formerly President, Con- sumer Packaging of WestRock • Charles Obermeyer, formerly SVP Global Operations – Folding at WestRock • Alexander Zalesky, formerly General Man- ager of Amcor Latin America
County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Following is an inter- view about their decision to reschedule the event and the addition of new programs. BCN: What criteria did you use to determine the new SuperCorrExpo date of August 8–12, 2021? LM: SuperCorrExpo is one of the largest events of its kind in the world so moving it was no easy task. And, with so many organizations doing the same, our options were limited. Our teams worked 24/7 to find the right space and dates. We were left with two choices: to move it to August of next year, or cancel and wait until 2024. TAPPI’s Corrugated Packaging Division was presented with both options and, after discuss- ing the pros and cons of each, the unanimous decision was August 8 – 12, 2021. We feel this gives our members, attendees and exhibitors more time to focus on their operations and production goals. We know everyone’s focus right now is on continuing to get essential products out to the people who need them. We recognize that and we’ll be ready The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, will be empty this September 14-18, when SuperCorrExpo 2020 was to have taken place. The event has been rescheduled for August 8-12, 2021 at the same location.
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6 AICC: Exceed Customer Expectations With KPIs 8 ISM: Manufacturing, Economy Grow Again In August 10 IP To Invest $175M In Eastover, SC Mill 14 Beyond The Virus: Webinar To Share Growth Opportunities
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• Mill Rock Senior Principals Diane Parisi and Eric Popham “Together our team brings more than 200 years of glob- al experience across every commercial and operational facet of the consumer packaging industry,” said Rose. “We are excited about the future growth of the platform. “TrojanLitho is an ideal foundation upon which to build a full-service packaging platform, with a complete spec- trum of design, engineering and fulfillment solutions, and production capabilities spanning single-face laminate and folding carton,” stated Dr. Robert Beckler. TrojanLitho, Mill Rock Packaging Partners’ charter ac- quisition, is a leading, full-service provider of high-end, graphic paper packaging to blue chip and emerging brands in food and beverage, personal care, healthcare and other consumer end markets. TrojanLitho offers a full suite of design-intensive, sustainable packaging solutions. The company’s differentiated “end-to-end” service offer- ing includes program development, design and engineer- ing, pre-press and on-press, finishing and logistics. “The company is on an impressive trajectory, having cultivated an attractive customer base underpinned by consumers’ daily needs. Going forward we will seek to ac- celerate organic growth, meaningfully expand operating capacity and support President and CEO Ian May and his accomplished team in completing strategic acquisitions in this highly fragmented market,” added Rose.
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6. Gap Control 7. Curved Plate 8. Roller Shoe Press When it comes to a short-term increas of web tension, spring loaded systems with shoes or airpressure activated system have problems in compensating these. The system is lifted for a short time. This may result in de-lamination and in the ‘double kiss’ effect. Solution For a defined and exact bonding point of the web fiv weight rollers will be installed usually over the first flat hotplate of the heating section. The rolls are mounted into a frame, which is actuated by means of two pneumatic cylinders. P oductivity Issu —Double Kiss Bonding
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ISM: Manufacturing, Economy Grow Again In August 2020
Box Shipments ( U.S. Corrugated Product Shipments) Industry Shipments In Billions of Square Feet Month July 2020
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in Au- gust, with the overall economy notching a fourth consecu- tive month of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The report was issued by Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., Chair of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee: “The August PMI registered 56 percent, up 1.8 percentage points from the July reading of 54.2 percent. This figure indicates ex- pansion in the overall economy for the fourth month in a row after a contraction in April, which ended a period of 131 consecutive months of growth. “The New Orders Index registered 67.6 percent, an increase of 6.1 percentage points from the July reading of 61.5 percent. The Production Index registered 63.3 percent, up 1.2 percentage points compared to the July reading of 62.1 percent. The Backlog of Orders Index reg- istered 54.6 percent, an increase of 2.8 percentage points compared to the July reading of 51.8 percent. The Employ- ment Index registered 46.4 percent, an increase of 2.1 per- centage points from the July reading of 44.3 percent. The Supplier Deliveries Index registered 58.2 percent, up 2.4 percentage points from the July figure of 55.8 percent. CONTINUED ON PAGE 38
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IP To Invest $175M In Eastover, SC Mill
Weyerhaeuser To Add To Oregon Timberlands
Memphis, Tennessee based International Paper (IP) will in- vest $175 million during the next 10 years in its Eastover, South Carolina mill. The investment will support cost effi- ciency as well as environmental and maintenance initia- tives, according to a news release from Richland County. “International Paper’s ongoing investment in its Rich- land County operations is a testament to the success a business can experience in our community due to our business-friendly environment and skilled workforce,” said Richland County Council Chair Paul Livingston in a news release. “With this $175 million investment, the company is demonstrating a commitment to continued reinvestment in our area.” The Eastover facility has approximately 700 employees and contributes around $90 million in annual economic impact, according to the release. The plant manufactures uncoated freesheet paper and pulp that is converted into products used for education, communication and hygiene. “Our planned investment represents our ongoing fo- cus on maintaining safe and reliable operations, meeting the needs of our customers and providing good jobs to the region,” said Hai Ninh, Eastover Mill Manager. “We are grateful for the support of county leaders and our commu- nity partners as they play an important role in our success.”
Seattle, Washington based Weyerhaeuser Company an- nounced it has entered into two distinct agreements to purchase timberlands from and sell timberlands to funds managed by Hancock Natural Resource Group, a Manulife Investment Management company. The company is purchasing approximately 85,000 acres of timberlands in mid-coastal Oregon in one transac- tion, and selling 149,000 acres of timberlands in southern Oregon in a second transaction. The net cost of these two separate transactions is approximately $40 million in cash. “These two agreements represent a unique opportunity to further enhance Weyerhaeuser’s Western timberlands portfolio with exceptional land that is contiguous with our existing ownership,” said Devin W. Stockfish, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Through these transactions, we are acquiring highly productive timberland with low operating costs and strong access to key domestic and export markets, and we expect them to deliver immediate and long-term value for our shareholders.” The transactions are subject to customary closing con- ditions and are expected to close in the Q4 2020. Weyerhaeuser owns nearly 12.4 million acres of timber- lands in the U.S. and manages an additional 14.0 million acres timberlands under long-term licenses in Canada.
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P+PB Film Shines Light On Paper And Packaging Industry Innovation The Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB) has announced the release of a new documentary that provides an in- side look at the U.S. paper and packaging industry’s de- cades-long legacy of environmental stewardship. A story of grit, passion and dedication, “Paper Makers” provides a rare and intimate insight into how the industry’s foresters, mill workers and engineers have cared for the land, work- ing in tandem with nature for generations. In a critical decade for climate action, “Paper Makers” looks at the philosophy and practices that have made the U.S. paper and packaging industry a vocal advocate for re- sponsible land management, sustainable design and the protection of our planet’s most valuable resources. Paper is at the forefront of environmentally friendly in- novation with top brands and corporations across person- al care, food and beverage and fashion, making the switch to paper packaging as part of their sustainable business strategies. There’s new attention on paper-based materi- als to provide solutions for some of society’s biggest envi- ronmental challenges. But how did the industry get here? “For generations, our mill workers and foresters have protected the natural resources they’re charged with. The industry gives back more than it takes and helps manage forests and the ecosystems that depend on them,” said Mary Anne Hansan, President of the Paper and Packag- ing Board. “Trees are our planet’s only fully renewable resource. The paper and packaging industry’s environ- mental practices are inherently designed to protect and cultivate this vital circular system. Telling that story through the eyes of industry workers — folks who are truly the van- guards of environmental stewardship — is really important for people to understand.” “Paper Makers” offers an intimate look at one of Amer- ica’s oldest natural industries through the eyes of the workers who cultivate the sustainable forests it depends on and develop technologies that will nurture and protect them for years to come. The film aims to educate pack- aging designers, environmental engineers and business leaders on how paper can help them design the sustain- able solutions of tomorrow and show consumers why pa- per can be a sustainable choice for the planet. The film unearths little-known facts about how the in- dustry works to regenerate important resources: • The paper and packaging industry helps make cleaner air by planting roughly twice as much wood as it har- vests every year. • The industry is, in many cases, self-sufficient, making ⅔ of its power from non-fossil-fuel sources and even producing enough to send power back to the grid. • Paper is one of the most recycled materials on the planet, at a rate of 66.2 percent per year. Visit www.howlifeunfolds.com/paper-makers to watch the film.
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Beyond The Virus: Webinar To Share Growth Opportunities For Packaging Industry The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many B2B organizations to focus on navigating this new normal. But it’s just as critical that companies discov- er new growth opportunities to ensure success after the crisis. With this in mind, Delia Associates, an award-winning branding and marketing agency in Whitehouse, New Jersey, will present Beyond the Virus, an in- teractive webinar. Hosted by the New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJPEC), the event takes place September 10, 2020, from 11:00a.m.-12:15 p.m. EST.
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Barry-Wehmiller Promotes Chapman To President, Monarchi Is New CFO St. Louis, Missouri based Barry-Wehmiller Companies Inc. announced the promotion of Kyle Chapman to President,
years of private equity and operating experience, with both Bank of America and BW Forsyth Partners, to stew- ard the lives of our 12,000 team members and shape Bar- ry-Wehmiller’s next two decades,” said Robert Chapman. “The blend of our experience and skills creates a powerful partnership, as we continue to validate that you can create economic and human value when you embrace the princi- ples of our Truly Human Leadership culture.” After working at Bank of America, Kyle’s tenure with Barry-Wehmiller began in 2009 when he co-founded BW Forsyth Partners, Barry-Wehmiller’s thriving $600 mil- lion-plus hybrid equity firm that unifies the best of Bar- ry-Wehmiller’s business strategies and long-term orien- tation, with the best private-equity investment strategies. “In this new role as President, my focus will be to con- tinue to build upon our foundation as a vibrant company known for our culture of care, our commitment to validat- ing the trust our customers place in us and continuing
joining his father, CEO and Board Chairman Robert Chapman, in leadership of the 135-year-old, $3 billion-plus global manufac- turing and engineering solutions firm. As Kyle steps into his new role after serving as Barry-Weh- miller’s Interim CFO for much of 2020, the organization wel-
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to talk about how this pandemic has changed our industry (for the better) in August. MD : TAPPI and AICC have a great and enduring partner- ship in SuperCorrExpo. After TAPPI and its Committee did the legwork to respond to exhibitors’ concerns given the uncertainty, TAPPI shared the new date with AICC. AICC’s Executive Committee agreed quickly to support the new date for this great event. It was a pretty seamless process. BCN: How has the global corrugated industry respond- ed to the new date? MD : AICC Associate Member exhibitors have been very
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Expo. Exhibitors can participate by sending in abstracts describing their new innovation/product/development. If accepted, they will be asked to submit their virtual pre- sentation that will be featured in the What’s New series during the week of September 14, 2020. All webinars will be recorded and made available on the SuperCorrExpo website from September 2020 through the completion of the show in August 2021. MD : AICC is working with our supplier members on any number of ways for them to be in front of their customers. The virtual What’s New webinar sessions planned for Sep- tember 14-17, which are the original SuperCorrExpo show dates, are an important way to “stay in touch” and to share what is new, now. BCN: What changes will the new date mean for Super- CorrExpo 2021? Does the additional time provide an op- portunity to add new speakers, programs, or formats? LM : More time certainly provides an opportunity for more planning. Not only for speakers and topics, but new prod- ucts or services to investigate what might not have been commercially available a year earlier. The program com- mittees already had a strong program planned including four dynamic keynote speakers, but they plan to expand the program to include any new trending topics as well as information that can help companies adjust to business after the pandemic. CONTINUED ON PAGE 28
It is time for many to consider a working vacation. Super- CorrExpo is the answer! Special arrangements have been made to include one of the most popular parks at Univer- sal as part of the events for attendees and we feel that this will be an exciting addition to the week. BCN: Exhibitors traditionally introduce new develop- ments and products at SuperCorrExpo. Some compa- nies do not want to wait almost a year to present what they had ready to showcase at the 2020 show. Is AICC and TAPPI planning alternative opportunities to present product launches, such as virtual presentation formats? LM: SuperCorrExpo is the place where technology is un- veiled, and people come to this particular show to find solutions and products. Business is still going strong for our industry, so we are providing new opportunities like our online Tech Talks: What’s New. These are 7-minute videos and presentations that provide a sneak peek into new technology and new products. You’ll be able to see new products, ask questions and even interact with oth- er professionals in chat rooms at these virtual events. For people who want to start researching products, our What’s New series will be a convenient way to find those new products and technology services. Start the conversation online, and then see it up close and personal at SuperCorr
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