HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 10, 2020 -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, today announced it is increasing prices for all rigid paper containers and closures sold in North America by 5 percent, effective with shipments on, and after, January 15, 2021.

Earlier today, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) released Innovative, Sustainable, Resilient: Recommendations from Canada’s Forest Sector to Drive Economic Recovery and a Net-Zero Carbon Future. The report, submitted to the federal government, outlines how Canadian forestry workers, forest management, and forest products can help kickstart a green economic recovery.

TICONDEROGA | International Paper’s Ticonderoga mill will be part of a new publicly traded spin-off company that will focus on printing papers, the global corporation said in an announcement that surprised local workers at the plant, which is a key part of the Essex County economy.

We’re proud to be a part of the communities where our employees live and work, including Plymouth, North Carolina. Our Plymouth Mill has played an important role in this historic mill town, driving the economy as the area’s largest employer and changing with the times. It also offered an area first in leadership diversity.

HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 01, 2020 -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced it has completed the divestiture of its Europe contract packaging business to a subsidiary of Prairie Industries Holdings, a Wisconsin-based contract packaging and contract manufacturing firm backed by The Halifax Group, a Washington, D.C.-based global investment firm, for $120 million in cash.

Even before the pandemic, the world was moving at an increased speed. Then COVID-19 hit, and while some things ground to a shuddering halt, others were pushed forward. A world – and by extension, business – in crisis requires rational thinking coupled with swift implementation. Not an easy feat. And yet a crucial one!

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