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 USA Fellowes has appointed Michel van Beek to the newly created position of VP of sales and export. Van Beek, formerly European sales and export director for GBC, takes responsibility for European sales in...

Fortune 500 gives strong presence to OP

11 April 2006 – New York (NY): OP players and companies involved in OP featured highly in the Fortune 500 list of last year's largest US corporations. OP superstores Staples and Office Depot...

MeadWestvaco decides to relocate HQ to Richmond

 MeadWestvaco is to relocate its headquarters from Connecticut to Richmond, Virginia, as it consolidates its packaging business and downsizes its consumer and office products division. The move impacts about 500 jobs in Dayton -...

MeadWestvaco moves to profit

20 April 2006– Stamford (CT): MeadWestvaco has posted a Q1 profit of $3 million, or EPS of $0.02, compared with a Q1 loss of $6 million, or $0.03 per share, last year. The favourable...

MeadWestvaco moves HQ, lays off 500

 15 February 2006 – Stamford (CT): MeadWestvaco has announced it will relocate its headquarters from Connecticut to Richmond, Virginia, as it consolidates its packaging business and downsizes its consumer and office products division.The move...

MeadWestvaco names president, global business services

28 February 2006 – Stamford (CT): MeadWestvaco has announced that its new president of global business services, Mark Gulling, has assumed his position at the company. Gulling was formally director of global shared services...

KC Scribe sale speculation grows

 Kimberly-Clark (KC) is said to be selling its widely-recognised notebook brand Scribe in the near future, in order to focus on its core businesses. Among the parties rumoured to be interested in the brand...

MeadWestvaco makes board appointment

27 October 2005 – Stamford (CO): MeadWestvaco has appointed Edward Straw, former president of global operations for Estee Lauder, to its board of directors.

MeadWestvaco Q3 warning

11 October 2005 – Stamford (CT): MeadWestvaco has resumed operations at plants shuttered by Hurricane Rita, but warned its Q3 results would be impacted by the closures. The company expects Q3 earnings to reduce...

MeadWestvaco sees income tumble

28 October 2005 – Stamford (CT): MeadWestvaco has revealed a 48 per cent fall in Q3 profit, impacted by rising costs for energy, freight and raw materials, along with storm-related business interruptions. Net income...

Bijoux wins MeadWestvaco license

20 September 2005 – Stamford (CT): MeadWestvaco has licensed Bijoux International as its attaché and computer bag licensee for its Day Runner brand.

KC Scribe sale speculation grows

20 September 2005 – Mexico City (MEX): Kimberly-Clark (KC) is rumoured to be selling its widely-recognised notebook brand Scribe in the near future, in order to focus on its core businesses. Among the parties...

MeadWestvaco to close Pine Brook plant

29 September 2005 – Stamford (CT): MeadWestvaco has announced plans to close a packaging plant in Pine Brook, New Jersey, by the end of the year. The move is intended to cut costs and...

850 jobs go at MeadWestvaco

 MeadWestvaco is to cut up to 850 jobs in the wake of its Q2 results, in which it posted a net loss of $83 million, down from a net income of $47 million in...

MeadWestvaco posts loss on charges

 27 July 2005 – Stamford (CT): MeadWestvaco has reported a Q2 net loss of $83 million compared to net income of $47 million in Q2 2004, after accruing $56 million in charges for debt...

MeadWestvaco to cut up to 850 jobs

 28 July 2005 - Stamford (CT): MeadWestvaco has announced that it will cut up to 850 jobs in the wake of its Q2 results, in which it posted a net loss of $83 million. The...

Ready to pounce

Everyone agrees that independent dealers must stand together to tackle the big box players, so is a strain in recent relations between is.group and TriMega playing into the power channel's arms? It's been more...

MeadWestvaco sells paper business

18 January 2005 - Stamford (CT): MeadWestvaco has announced the sale of its paper business and associated assets for $2.3 billion, in order to reduce debt and expand its packaging business in growth markets...

MeadWestvaco reports loss on charges

31 January 2005 - Stamford (CT): MeadWestvaco has reported a quarterly loss on the back of charges from the sale of its paper business, although revenue was still ahead of analyst forecasts. The company...

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