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The Millcraft Paper Company Acquires
Greenwich, Connecticut-based Brown Paper Company


Cleveland, Ohio, July 1, 2015:  The Millcraft Paper Company, one of the foremost privately held paper and packaging distribution companies in the United States, today acquired Greenwich, Connecticut-based Brown Paper Company
 
Brown Paper Company, a leading, national distributor for the Business Forms Industry for over 28 years, serves large and mid-sized Business Forms and Direct Mail Printers with the industry’s most coveted paper mills in the continental United States.
 
“We are excited to be adding Brown Paper to the Millcraft organization.  This acquisition reaffirms our commitment to strategically growing our business within the paper industry,” said Travis Mlakar, Millcraft’s president.  “Brown Paper has built a prominent position in the forms industry by remaining conscientiously focused on meeting their customers’ needs, aligning with key mill suppliers, and adding value to their supply chain through the strong connections forged between them.”
 
“As our industry evolves, it is increasingly important that we expand our horizons with the products, services and capabilities we are able to bring to our customers.  Millcraft offers the broader scope of products and deeper sales expertise in areas of paper and packaging which have not traditionally been a focus of our business.  We are confident that Millcraft’s diversified capabilities platform will not only preserve but strengthen the great relationships we have been fortunate to develop with our customers over the last 28 years,” said Doug Brown, President of Brown Paper Company and now Millcraft’s Director of Form Solutions.

With this purchase, Millcraft continues a long history of strategic acquisitions throughout its nearly 100 years in business which not only support Millcraft’s commitment to serving the fine printing paper market, but also diversify its product and service platforms to meet the industry’s changing needs.
                                                     
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A Snapshot of PaperClips Issue No. 345, June 25, 2015

USW Applauds Department of Commerce Announcement of Preliminary Countervailing Duty Margins on Uncoated Paper Imports from China and Indonesia
Source: The United Steelworkers, June 23, 2015
 
The United Steelworkers (USW) union issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Commerce released information on its decision identifying preliminary countervailing duty margins on uncoated paper imports from China and Indonesia. On January 21, 2015, the USW, along with several producers, filed countervailing duty petitions on uncoated paper imports from China and Indonesia and antidumping petitions on imports from China, Indonesia, Australia, Brazil, and Portugal...


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Source:  International Paper, June 22, 2015

IDG's Computerworld announced today that International Paper has ranked 35th on its 2015 Best Places to Work in IT list. International Paper was recognized as one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. "It's rewarding to see our team recognized for helping International Paper become one of the most respected and successful companies in the world in the eyes of our employees, customers and our shareowners," said Bob Wenker, Vice President and Chief Information Officer. "Every one of our teammates insists on excellence and being the best at what they do; they play to win and this recognition honors their efforts"...


Two Sides Releases Results of New U.S. Survey:  Reading from Paper or Reading from Screens. What do Consumers Prefer?
Source:  Two Sides North America, June 23, 2015

A new survey into the preferences of consumers for printed versus digital communications has been published this week by Two Sides, the global organization created to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper.  The survey, which was commissioned by Two Sides and undertaken by international research company Toluna, sought the opinions and preferences of UK and U.S. consumers on a number of issues relating to the change from paper-based to digital media...


Revision of the FSC Trademark Standard for Certificate Holders
Source:  Forest Stewardship Council, June 23, 2015
 
FSC is revising “Requirements for use of the FSC trademarks by Certificate Holders” (FSC-STD-50-001 V1-2) to streamline trademark requirements and to integrate advice notes and interpretations issued after the last revision. The revision will also address Motions 29 and 36 passed at the General Assembly 2014. The revised standard is expected to be published in March 2016...

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