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Former GP EVP named partner

3 January 2007 — Charlotte (NC): James Bostic, the retired Georgia-Pacific EVP of environmental, government affairs and communications, has been made a partner of Coleman Lew & Associates, an executive recruitment company. The firm...

GP to close mill

4 December 2006 — Atlanta (GA): Georgia-Pacific (GP) is planning to close its West Mason Street plant in Green Bay, Wisconsin, involving the loss of 73 jobs in January. Production is expected to be...

News People & Places

 USA Media Sciences International (MSI), a manufacturer of colour toner cartridges, has appointed Tadahiro Kaneko as director of toner development. He has joined MSI from Ricoh Printing Systems America. Oakland (NJ) ActionEmco has appointed Mike Maggio...

The wood behind the trees

 A new report on the future of the global forest, paper and packaging (FPP) industry has been released by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). Conducted between Febuary and May of this year, CEO Perspectives draws on interviews with...

GP to sell six mills

27 September 2006 — Vienna (GA): Georgia-Pacific has agreed to sell six mills to Oregon-based Roseburg Forest Products. The six industrial wood products mills being sold are located in Mississippi, South Carolina and Georgia. Approximately...

Georgia-Pacific to spend $200 million updating mill

 23 August 2006 — Atlanta (GA): Georgia-Pacific's board of directors has approved the installation of a through-air-dried paper towel machine and related converting equipment at the Wauna mill in Oregon. The $200 million project is...

Japan paper market braced for change

 Industry analysts have taken a keen interest in a hostile takeover bid launched by Oji Paper for Hokuetsu Paper Mills, signalling Japan's first ever aggressive buy-out bid by a blue-chip company. Experts believe this could...

OJI Paper launch hostile takeover bid

24 July 2006 — Tokyo (JPN): Japan's largest paper manufacturer, Oji Paper, has launched a hostile takeover bid of Hokuetsu Paper Mills in a deal that could create the world's fifth largest paper group....

Oji Paper launches hostile takeover bid

24 July 2006 — Tokyo (JPN): Japan's largest paper manufacturer, Oji Paper, has launched a hostile takeover bid of Hokuetsu Paper Mills in a deal that could create the world's fifth largest paper group....

Pulp Friction

 There's been activity in the global paper industry for some time now, but the pace has noticeably quickened lately. Newswires have been awash with announcements of strategy reviews, mill closures, redundancies and land sales....

Georgia-Pacific chairman to step down

 16 June 2006 — Atlanta (GA): Georgia-Pacific chairman AD "Pete" Correll has announced he will retire at the end of the month but will continue to serve the company as an advisor to the...

GP chairman to step down

 16 June 2006 — Atlanta (GA): Georgia-Pacific chairman AD "Pete" Correll has announced he will retire at the end of the month but will continue to serve the company as an advisor to the...

Koch to acquire GP

 Georgia-Pacific (GP) has agreed to be acquired by commodities conglomerate Koch Industries for $13.2 billion, creating what will be the nation's largest private company by revenue. Under the terms of the deal, Koch will...

Koch extends GP tender offer

12 December 2005 – New York (NY): Koch Industries has extended its tender offer to acquire the shares of timber and paper company Georgia-Pacific (GP) for $48 per share by four days. The extension,...

Koch/GP seals antitrust approval

2 December 2005 – Atlanta (GA): Koch Industries has announced that the antitrust waiting period on its offer to acquire Georgia-Pacific for $13.2 billion has expired.

Georgia-Pacific plans to cut 1,100 workers

 Georgia-Pacific has announced plans to cut 850 North American and 250 European jobs, as part of an initiative aimed at improving its operational efficiencies and reducing costs. The move includes the idling of up...

GP acquired by Koch

14 November 2005 – Atlanta (GA): Georgia-Pacific (GP) has agreed to be acquired by commodities conglomerate Koch Industries for $13.2 billion, creating what will be the nation's largest private company by revenue. Under the...

GP to boost production in Georgia

8 November 2005 - Atlanta (GA): Georgia-Pacific has revealed it is spending $100 million to more than double the production at its gypsum plant in Savannah, Georgia. The project is expected to be completed...

Damage control

 The catastrophic events in the Gulf states at the end of August will leave an indelible impression on the American psyche for generations to come. Lives and livelihoods were among the many casualties as...

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Podcast: The North American Office Products Awards are back!

After a break in 2020, OPI is delighted to confirm that the 2021 North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA) will take place during Industry...