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Working Together
JAN BOTTIGLIERI

A job involves the work you do; a career involves the people you do that work with-coworkers, customers, peers and colleagues, community members, fellow volunteers-all the contributors to the whole grand effort. At the end of each year, we at Paper360° like to highlight
a few of those making a difference in our industry. We hope you enjoy these stories and, whatever your role in the mill or in the field, that you
share the sentiment "proud to be a papermaker."
SENDING RELIEF
At press time, there are still two months
remaining in the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season-yet it has already been one of the worst
seasons on record, with tremendous damage
reported throughout the region. According
to a report in USA Today, by September 18
there had been 30 days in 2017 with hurricanes
spinning over the Atlantic Ocean-more than
double the average, and the highest number
recorded since 2004. Billions of dollars of damage have been reported.
In affected areas, many small and large
pulp, paper, and packaging companies
have stepped up to help with relief efforts.
Contributions include pledges of paper products, packing boxes, and volunteers; employee
matching funds or charity events; donations
to the Red Cross and other organizations; and
more. Here are just a few examples we found
of these exemplary efforts:
International Paper pledges US$1 million: Following Hurricane Harvey in August,
the International Paper Foundation pledged
to contribute US$750,000 to American Red
Cross chapters in Texas and Louisiana, and
US$250,000 to Feeding America. International
Paper has established strategic partnerships
with these organizations to provide disaster
relief in communities where IP employees live
and work. The company also produced 100,000
boxes for donation to the  American Red
Cross and Feeding America, which will use
them to deliver food, water, and other critical
supplies to those in need. "Our hearts go out
to the many families impacted by Hurricane
Harvey," said Mark Sutton, chairman and
CEO, International Paper. "We know these
communities are resilient and hope that our
contributions help accelerate relief efforts and
the distribution of essential goods."
Kimberly-Clark sends diapers and
more: According to an August 26 report
in the Dallas News, Irving, TX-based
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Victory Packaging donated truckloads
of packaging to families affected by
Hurricane Harvey.

Kimberly-Clark made a significant product
donation including diapers, wipes, bath tissue, and feminine hygiene products. "Most is
planned to go to Houston, [with] some staying
here for Dallas shelters housing victims," said
Bob Brand, director of external communications for KC. The products came in from KC
facilities around the country.
KC is also a founding sponsor of the
National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN),
which expanded its emergency diaper relief
efforts in the aftermath of Harvey and Irma.
"We are working with our corporate donors
and our member diaper bank programs to
deliver millions of diapers to children and
families impacted by the storms. Our efforts
in Texas and Florida are ongoing. We are
coordinating efforts in Puerto Rico as well,
and we are prepared to respond to the needs
of additional communities impacted by the
storms once it is safe to do so," according to
the NDBN website.

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International Paper Foundation pledged US$1
million in donations, and produced 100,000
boxes for donation to the American Red
Cross and Feeding America.

Koch contributes funds, products: Koch
Industries, parent company to Georgia-Pacific,
has pledged more than US$1 million to organizations providing immediate disaster relief with
the American Red Cross and Salvation Army,
along with the long-term support needed to
rebuild communities through the Center for
Disaster Philanthropy. Additional employee
matching contributions of up to US$500,000
means the company's total support will top
US$1.5 million. The company said it has also
contributed $250,000 to launch the Koch
Employee Assistance Fund with the Emergency
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - November/December 2017

Setpoint
Over the Wire
Rebuilds and Conversions
Proud to be a Papermaker
The New Cascades
Operational Data Helps Mills Meet Challenges
Papermaking Best Practices with Vacuum-Dewatering Systems: Part 2
TAPPI Library is an Industry Resource
Managing the Decline of Graphic Paper Demand
TAPPI Journal Summaries
2017 PPI Awards Finalists
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Intro
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - cover1
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - cover2
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 3
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 4
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 5
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Setpoint
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 7
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Over the Wire
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 9
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 10
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 11
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Rebuilds and Conversions
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 13
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 14
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 21
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 22
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 23
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Proud to be a Papermaker
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 25
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 26
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 27
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 28
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 29
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - The New Cascades
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 31
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 32
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 33
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Operational Data Helps Mills Meet Challenges
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 35
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 36
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 37
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Papermaking Best Practices with Vacuum-Dewatering Systems: Part 2
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 39
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Managing the Decline of Graphic Paper Demand
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 41
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 43
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 44
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 45
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 2017 PPI Awards Finalists
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 47
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - TAPPI News
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - ASPI News
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - cover3
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - cover4
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