KAUKAUNA, Wis. (WBAY) - We’ve followed the ups and downs of the local paper industry closely. Wisconsin is the number one paper-producing state in the nation. Despite the pandemic and a few setbacks over the years, the industry remains strong.

Some recent news reports have suggested a shortage of paper availability for paper ballots in advance of upcoming elections. We sat down with Terry Webber, AF&PA’s Vice President of Industry Affairs, to answer a few commonly asked questions about this important topic. 

VANCOUVER, BCMarch 30, 2022 - Today Canfor Corporation (TSX: CFP) announced that it will implement reduced operating schedules at its Western Canadian sawmills effective April 4, 2022 due to the cumulative effects of the unprecedented global supply chain crisis that has been ongoing for several months.

TORONTO, ON, March 30, 2022 – GreenFirst Forest Products Inc. (TSX: GFP) (“GreenFirst” or the “Company”) welcomed Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry to the Paper Mill in Kapuskasing to announce that the Ontario government is providing $400,000 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) to support and strengthen the forestry sector in Northern Ontario.

A poll showing most Canadians believe their governments aren’t doing enough to protect forests from logging is being coordinated with efforts to block purchases of Canadian forest products in the U.S., the president of the Forest Products Association of Canada says.

Early in the pandemic, toilet paper shortages pushed weary Americans to the fringes. Out of necessity, millions tried rolls made from recycled paper or bamboo. And what they found surprised them.

VANCOUVER, BCMarch 29, 2022 - Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (TSX: CFX) is announcing a minimum six-week extension of the curtailment of BCTMP production at Taylor Pulp due to the ongoing transportation shortages that have resulted in continued high finished product inventories at the pulp mill.

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, March 29, 2022-- Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS) ("Verso") today announced it has received necessary approvals from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to complete its previously announced merger with BillerudKorsnäs AB ("BillerudKorsnäs").

Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE: SWM) (“SWM”) and Neenah, Inc. (NYSE: NP) (“Neenah”), two leading global manufacturers of specialty materials, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger of equals with combined revenues of approximately $3 billion, expanded scale and capabilities, and accelerated growth opportunities.

MONTREALMarch 24, 2022 - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) will hold its virtual and in-person annual meeting of stockholders on Friday, May 27, 2022, at 8 a.m. (Eastern) at the Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain, located at 1050 De La Gauchetière Street West, Montreal, Quebec, H3B 4C9, Canada.

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