RISI and Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) Announce Partnership Agreement

BOSTON - RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today announced the establishment of a partnership agreement with the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC), whose mission it is to advance the use of biomass for heat and other thermal energy applications. As part of this partnership, BTEC members will receive a discount on RISI’s Wood Biomass Market Report, the only comprehensive source of market information and wood biomass feedstock pricing for the North American biomass market.

Senior Coca-Cola Executive Penny McIntyre Joins Newell Rubbermaid as Office Products Group President

ATLANTA - Will leverage 27 years of global consumer packaged goods experience and international leadership roles to drive growth in US$2 billion segment

Hamish Taylor to Deliver Keynote Address at PPI Transport Symposium 18

NEW YORK - Hamish Taylor, former CEO of Eurostar Group, will deliver the keynote address at PPI Transport Symposium 18, presented ideas and innovations for the future of forest products logistics.

Chen Hongguo of Shandong Chenming Group Wins RISI’s Asian CEO of the Year Award for the Second Time in a Row

SHANGHAI - RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today announced that Shandong Chenming’s Chairman, Chen Hongguo has been selected for the second time as the Asian CEO of the Year.

Crown Groundbreaking in Slovakia

PHILADELPHIA - New Beverage Can Plant Underway Supports Customer Demand in Central and Eastern Europe

RISI European Conference Proves Valuable in Economic Crisis

BRUSSELS - Attendees Gain Industry Intelligence and Networking Opportunities

RISI today announced that its European Pulp and Paper Outlook Conference, held in Berlin on March 29-31 exceeded attendance expectations. Attendees from 28 countries gathered to hear varying perspectives on papermaking in a post-crunch world from top executives in the business such as:

Speakers From Ballarpur Industries, SCG Paper, VCP Asia and More Join RISI’s Asian Pulp and Paper Outlook Conference Program

SHANGHAI - RISI today announced that several high-level speakers have been added to the conference program of the 10th Asian Pulp and Paper Outlook Conference. The event will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Shanghai, China, on June 8-10, 2009.

RISI Opens Office in Helsinki, Finland

BRUSSELS - RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today announced the opening of a new office in Helsinki, Finland. The office will serve as an information base for RISI’s Nordic clients as well as complement RISI’s suite of global forest industry information products.

Benson Group Moves into Pharma Labels Sector

CREWE, England - Folding carton specialist Benson Group, UK packaging company of the year,
has announced details of its first move into the pharmaceutical labels sector
with the purchase of a Gallus EM340S printing press with a Scantech
VisionTrack rewind and inspection machine for its pharmaceutical-focused
Medica Packaging business in Crewe, Cheshire.

Winners of SCA Packaging’s Design Challenge Announced

BRUSSELS - The Award Ceremony Took Place on March 23 During the ‘SCA Packaging
Experience 09′ Event in Brussels

RISI Launches Prestigious PPI Awards Program to Honor Achievements in the Global Pulp and Paper Sector

BRUSSELS - RISI today announced the launch of a new awards program for the global
pulp and paper industry. The 2009 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Awards
will honor leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments of
companies, mills and individuals within the pulp and paper industry. The PPI
Awards are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing these achievements
in the sector.

RISI Details Wood Chip Supply & Demand Changes at 75th Forest Resources Association Event

BOSTON - RISI analyzed the economic health of North American timber markets this
weekend at the Forest Resources Association’s annual meeting in Hilton Head,
SC. RISI stated that North American supply and demand for sawmill residual
chips has taken some twists over the past year, with lumber demand tanking,
pulp and paper nose-diving since the fourth quarter, and biomass development
running steady throughout. Furthermore, the rapid expansion of higher-cost
in-woods chip production steadily increased through 2008 to meet pulp demand,
which was strong until third quarter.

Unite Welcomes Forestry Commission Announcement

LONDON - Unite the union which represents hundreds of Forest Commission workers
has today welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement to abandon
proposals to lease up to 25% of Scottish woodlands to private companies.

DocuSender Provides Cost-Effective Document Distribution for Increased Office Productivity

AUSTIN, Texas - New Feature Converts Scanned Documents to PDFs and Sends Them Directly
to FTP

“ISO 12647 Proficient Printer” Standard for Benson Box - First UK Food Carton Specialist to Achieve Print Standard

BARDON, England - Benson Group, headquartered in Bardon, Leicestershire, the UK Packaging
Company of the Year, has announced details of its newly acquired “ISO 12647
Proficient Printer” status, as awarded by colour specialists Mellow Colour,
for its Benson Box printed carton operation.

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