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2014-09-02 16:26:58

MONTREAL, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced the permanent closure of its Laurentide paper mill in Shawinigan, Quebec. The restart of a competitor's mill at the end of 2012, the high cost of fiber, as well as higher transportation and fuel costs, have affected the mill's competitiveness. "We made every effort to find a way to improve the Laurentide mill's performance. Unfortunately, due to its cost structure and...

2014-08-31 23:04:08

Redupax from Sound Seal offers superior, economical performance that ends the “hollow sound” of one of today’s most popular flooring choices. Agawam, MA (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Redupax Underlayment from Impacta Flooring, a division of Sound Seal, is a 100% recycled wood fiber based underlay that will not bounce or flex like many foams, felts, and rubber underlays—resulting in a more stable and robust sound when walked upon, and eliminating the disagreeable “hollow sound”...

2014-08-27 08:29:14

ECOB's Augusta Facility Receives Seven Truckloads ­of Lumber from Bridgewell Resources with Seven More Truckloads Scheduled to Arrive Next Week VISTA, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (PINK: ECOB) announced today that the Company's Augusta, Georgia facility has received seven truckloads of dimensional framing lumber and panel products from Bridgewell Resources, with an additional seven truckloads scheduled to arrive next week. This lumber will be...

2014-08-27 08:23:11

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) announces that its mill in Longview, WA, has now been certified according to both the SFI and PEFC chain-of-custody standards, the highest levels of sustainable forestry certifications available. Previously the Longview mill had been certified to the SFI fiber sourcing standard. KapStone's three other paper mills, five chip mills, and one sawmill are also certified to these same...

2014-08-21 08:30:45

Cement Industry takes 'cheap' shot for fear of losing market share OTTAWA, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - It's a fact; wood-frame construction has been the preferential construction option for millions of homeowners throughout North America for decades. From the historical days when settlers relied on the bounty of the land for their shelter and food, to modern-day advances that have seen the wood products industry grow in sophistication, wood has and always will be a safe and affordable...

2014-07-24 20:23:26

RICHMOND, BC, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Catalyst Paper (TSX:CYT) announced today that the Ministry of Energy and Mines and BC Hydro have introduced a new energy efficiency program aimed at reducing the power costs of mechanical pulp producers. The Power Smart program provided an injection of $100 million over three years and is aimed at reducing energy intensity and improving energy efficiency used in the thermal-mechanical pulping process at seven pulp facilities throughout...

2014-07-18 12:22:05

MINNEAPOLIS, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To encourage architects and other building professionals to build with wood and support their efforts to earn credit in the US Green Building Council's LEED program, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) developed Mastering FSC-certified Wood in Green Building, which was released today. Developed as a Continuing Education Unit, the course is approved by both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Green Building...

2014-07-16 08:30:15

Program educates home building pros on the importance of defensive building VISTA, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc. (PINK: ECOB), the manufacturer of Eco Red Shield(TM) treated wood products that uniquely protects against termites, rot, fire and mold, today announced the establishment of the Company's proprietary defensive builder certification programs to educate key constituents within the home builder industry on the importance and feasibility of defensive...

2014-07-14 16:24:59

MONTREAL, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) expects to announce its second quarter financial results on July 31, 2014, at 7:30 a.m. (ET), and to hold a conference call to discuss the results at 9:00 a.m. (ET). The public is invited to join the call at 888 789-9572 (pass code 9740024) at least fifteen minutes before its scheduled start time. A simultaneous webcast will also be available using the link provided under "Presentations...

2014-07-02 08:22:54

Statewide Custom Homes Selects Eco Red Shield(TM) Protected Lumber as Framing Lumber of Choice VISTA, Calif., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (PINK: ECOB) announced today that Statewide Custom Homes of Margate, New Jersey again selected Eco Red Shield protected lumber as their framing lumber of choice on two new residential construction projects which will begin framing on July 10(th). These two orders represent the 2(nd) and 3(rd) Eco Red Shield homes to be...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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