International Paper, The Conservation Fund and State of New York Complete First Phase of State's Largest Conservation Project Source: PR Newswire STAMFORD, Conn.--PRNewswire-FirstCall--International Paper, the State of New York and The Conservation Fund today completed the first phase of a 257,000-acre Adirondack Park conservation easement, aimed at providing open-space protection in perpetuity and expanded recreational opportunities amid working forests. This phase of the transaction, the first of three, comprises approximately 41,500 acres in Hamilton and Franklin counties. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will be paying approximately $5. 5 million from the Environmental Protection Fund for this phase. The remaining two
International Paper recently released a new standard of whiteness and brightness for all uncoated freesheet papers for imaging, commercial printing, envelopes and forms. The company will also begin transitioning the way it describes its products from the old GE brightness standard to the CIE whiteness scale. In the U.S., paper appearance has traditionally been measured by brightness; however, the GE brightness standard was not originally designed to describe paper products. Instead, the CIE whiteness scale—already being employed worldwide—was developed to describe paper's appearance and appeal. "Whiteness is more aesthetically appealing," says Jeff Fox, marketing manager printing and bristols, on the company's shift in standards.
The paper market may seem dull to a publishing-industry outsider, but its constant changes keep the publishing industry on its toes. Right now, in particular, there are some major trends going on in the book paper market, according to a number of experts. Usage patterns are changing, costs are fluctuating and paper itself is undergoing some significant transformations. Garry Zampini, vice president of sales and marketing for Cascades Fine Papers Group, summarizes the changes he sees in the marketplace: • A greater use of high-bright mechanical pulp grades; • A greater interest in recycled grades and products certified by the Forest
Adaptation is one of the keys to survival. Without adaptation we would still be in the treetops hanging from our tails. Without adaptation we don't grow. In fact, without adaptation we become extinct. This is just as true in the corporate world as it is in the biological world. Some examples you ask? How about Wells Fargo—the trusty, old stagecoach company now morphed into a global banker? How about the teamsters? When is the last time you saw a teamster lead a team of horses. Not in almost 100 years. Yet, they are still here and still perform the same function as the first teamsters—they are
STAMFORD, Conn., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Paper (NYSE: IP) announced it has signed an agreement to sell its Fine Papers business to Mohawk Paper Mills Inc., of Cohoes, N.Y. The company anticipates cash proceeds from the transaction will total approximately $65 million. The company announced in December 2004 that it had signed a non-binding letter of intent to sell the business to Mohawk as part of its strategy to improve profitability and focus on core businesses. With a definitive sale agreement now in place, the companies expect to close the transaction early in the second quarter of 2005, subject to various closing conditions.
Tell me something. When was the last time a publisher went to his printer and offered to pay more for his contracted printing pricing due to the fact that he was making more money than he expected when the contract was written? When was the last time a publisher raised his rate card and offered to share some of the increased revenue with his vendors? When, in living history, has a business searching for increased efficiencies passed those hard-fought and expensive out-of-pocket "savings" back to the customer, leaving the business exactly where it started before the efficiencies were "discovered"? OK, what is this
STAMFORD, Conn. - Dec. 15, 2004—International Paper (NYSE: IP) today announced it has signed a non-binding letter of intent to sell its Fine Papers Business to Mohawk Paper Mills Inc. of Cohoes, N.Y. The Fine Papers Business includes the writing, text and covers papers and artist papers segments. The transaction is subject to approval by the International Paper board of directors as well as completion of due diligence and financing arranged by Mohawk. International Paper and Mohawk expect to complete the transaction during the first quarter of 2005, subject to various conditions and regulatory approvals. Terms of the transaction are
A familiar process in the business world, digital printing has moved at a slower pace across the commercial printing world. But, while it still has its limitations in this market, it also has its appeal, namely a result of the current interest in variable data printing and speed at short-run, quality production. Marketing and circulation departments are certainly exploring its benefits, and a number of catalogs and even magazines are putting it to use. Because digital printing and digital paper are still relatively new phenomena in the industry, many production managers aren't familiar with the characteristics of digital paper and how to use it,
It's not just magazine publishers crying the blues over the weak U.S. economy, which inspired advertisers to cut ad page placements 9.3 percent in 2001, and 10.4 percent this year, according to a recent report from market researcher Nielsen/NetRatings. Magazine publishers have responded by tightening ad/edit ratios, decreasing trim sizes, and going with lighter basis weights. Cataloguers have also cut back, shifting promotions to the Internet and other electronic media, while pruning mail lists and slashing page counts. Corporations outside the publishing industry have also pulled back, trimming the number of brochures and other printed matter produced annually. It all adds up to a
You can't write a prescription for style. You can, however, create a recipe for success inside an 8x10˝ trim. For Bradford Fayfield, the 29-year-old editor and publisher of Freeskier magazine, a Storm Mountain Publishing venture, success and style are synonymous. Skiing, explains Fayfield, is a lifestyle, not just a sport. Since the magazine's launch three years ago as ski gadabout, the brainchild of this Northwestern University grad and his fellow U.S. Ski Team member, Chris Tamborini, not only found a niche just when snowboarding gained popularity, but cut a new one for extreme skiers. Tired of the conservative coverage ascribed to the