Board Converting News, August 17, 2020

AICC Adds Hybrid Courses To Online And Distance Learning Opportunities AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has add- ed hybrid courses to the lineup of online and distance learning opportunities. A hybrid event may include pre-work, homework, work- books, group work and activities. There is a live-online por- tion of the training, which takes place over multiple days, with industry presenters. After the course is completed, there are also follow-up activities, like a group forum or coaching. “In these unusual times, AICC is expanding its edu- cational mission in new and diverse ways,” said Michael D’Angelo, President, AICC. This allows us to provide the members with a broad range of knowledge, tools, and experiences they can use to forge success. AICC hybrid

courses are multi-faceted and offer the experiential en- gagement necessary for the member to become quickly proficient with the content being offered.” In late September, The Leadership Mirror will give lead- ers a clear view of their current skills and any potential gaps in communication, decision-making, and managing change. October brings Maximize Sales Results: Develop New Sales Skills for Today’s Market, which will offer intensive training to help salespeople and sales managers under- stand the technology and relationship-building skills need- ed for a more virtual world. In November, AICC will offer Corrugated Essentials. This classic AICC program has been revamped to provide the exploration of corrugated packaging traditionally of- fered during this popular seminar as a hybrid event. Also during November, Financial Reporting and Analyt- ics for Converters: Level 1 will help converters understand financial metrics and what they mean.

Additional hybrid events are scheduled in January on Corrugated Printing and Digi- tal Applications in Printing. More information about upcoming hy- brid events and all the virtual training AICC offers can be found at calendar. Direct questions to Taryn Pyle at or (703) 836-2422. Cascades To Close Ontario Containerboard Plant Kingsey Falls, Quebec, Canada based Cas- cades Inc. has announced that it will close its Etobicoke, Ontario Containerboard packaging facility as part of the strategic re- positioning of its Containerboard platform in Ontario and the Corporation’s continuing global optimization initiatives. “An integral part of our strategic plan is to optimize our operational platform in Ontario,” said Charles Malo, President and COO. “As a result, we will be gradually rede- ploying production from the Etobicoke facil- ity to our other units within the region. This decision will reinforce our operational po- sitioning for mid and long-term success by better aligning present production capaci- ties, improving productivity, reducing fixed costs and further strengthening our service offering for our valued customers.” The Etobicoke Containerboard Packag- ing operations will permanently close no later than August 31, 2021, and the property will be put up for sale. Cascades will work to minimize the impact of this announcement on the 125 employees impacted.


August 17, 2020

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