Paper360 - November/December 2012 - (Page 4)

SETPOINT Actions from the heart EDITORIAL STAFF GLENN OSTLE EDITORIAL DIRECTOR/ ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER LARRY N. MONTAGUE PRESIDENT & CEO, TAPPI ERIC FLETTY VP OPERATIONS, TAPPI KEN PATRICK SENIOR EDITOR MONICA SHAW EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, TAPPI JOURNAL RAMESH GUPTA INTERNATIONAL EDITOR ELISE HITCHCOCK ONLINE EXCLUSIVES EDITOR ADMIN/PRODUCTION/SALES PUBLISHER TOM SCHELL MANAGING EDITOR MICHAEL SENECAL MARKETING BRIANNA MARTIN INTEGRATED MEDIA DIRECTOR SHANE HOLT (352) 333-3345 SALES ASSOCIATES SHAUN GREYLING NICHOLAS MANIS JOHN O’NEIL JASON RUPPERT RICK SAUERS ROBERT SHAFER MATTHEW YATES INTERNATIONAL SALES MURRAY BRETT DESIGN Sunny Goel REPRINTS I n this, our final issue of the year, we once again highlight a number of individuals and companies who, through their deeds, have cast a favorable light on our industry and by doing so, make us proud to be papermakers. And, once again, I find myself bemoaning the fact that we only have space to highlight just a few noteworthy efforts. During 2012 the industry continued to change and improve. Significant progress was made in the areas of sustainability, energy savings, environmental improvements, and the introduction of “green” products to meet the growing demands of responsible consumers. As can be seen with this year’s selections, individuals and companies continue to make extra effort to do admirable things, not because they are forced to, but because they know they are the right things to do—for the industry, for society and for themselves. • Green Bay Packaging’s Morrilton, Ark., mill, closed the loop and diverted more than 60,000 cubic yards of usable fiber from their landfi ll, becoming one of the first mills to achieve zero-landfi ll of fiber collected from the mill waste treatment system. • After years of essentially a “war in the woods” between Canadian papermakers and NGOs, the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), its members and nine leading environmental organizations, including Greenpeace, signed the largest conservation agreement the world has ever seen—the Canadian Boreal Forest Accord—that covers more than 72 million hectares of public forests licensed to FPAC member companies across Canada. • Pulp and papermaking companies can’t succeed unless their mills can be assured of a steady flow of raw materials and a reliable, on-time method of getting finished product to market. Mills in New England rely on Pan Am Railways and their fleet of specialized boxcars, to provide a steel lifeline from Boston to Bangor. • Visitors to Weyerhaeuser’s Columbus Cellulose Fibers mill in eastern Mississippi, are met with an unusual sight when entering the gate—a 14’ high rotating stainless steel structure depicting a man inside several large rings, and holding up a sign that says “SAFETY.” The structure is a creative way to reinforce the company’s emphasis on safety which has led to the mill achieving a world class 10-year moving average of .5 as measured by OSHA standards, setting two company records, and going 5.6 million hours (almost 5 years) without a lost time or an accident. • It takes a team effort to build a company’s reputation in the community, and few do it better than the employees of Domtar’s Marlboro mill. In a large organization, it is easy for nonbusiness related issues to take a back seat because of busy schedules and lack of resources. But VP/Mill Manager Bill Edwards finds ways to keep himself and employees involved in active community service and in the process wins awards for the mill. These efforts demonstrate a willingness of individuals and companies to act in a responsible and sustainable way, and to set the standard for others. If that’s not a sign that we work in an industry that has the “right stuff,” then I don’t know what is. Happy Holidays from all of us at Paper360° and may 2013 be a happy and prosperous year for you! GLENN OSTLE | 4 Paper360º NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - November/December 2012

Over the Wire
Achieving Zero Landfill of Fiber
Creating a Monument to Safety
Keeping the Paper Flowing
Transforming an Industry
Supporting the Community
David Paterson Takes the Reins at Verso
New Tissue Fabric, Felt, and Roll Cover Technology
Protecting Your Mill Against Cyber Threats
Association News
TAPPISafe Takes a Page from Other Industries
Paper360° Online Exclusives

Paper360 - November/December 2012