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Grupo Gondi trusts in BOBST for greenfield Mexican site

Paper World - Mon, 2015-06-01 01:00
BOBST is to supply seven conversion lines for a greenfield site currently under construction by Grupo Gondi at Nava in Coahuila state, Mexico. The lines include state-of-the-art MASTERCUT die-cutters and EXPERTFOLD folder-gluers. The order reflects Grupo Gondi’s commitment to investing in innovative production equipment and its trust in the equipment and world-leading service support provided by BOBST. The new plant will also feature a 400 meter per minute corrugator from BOBST strategic partner BHS, which will be the first of its type in Latin America. Emilio Corti, Head of Sales for BOBST’s Business Unit Sheet Fed, said, "This deal is the continuation of a very long and successful business relationship we have with Grupo Gondi and proves that our advanced technologies meet in full the needs of high-end customers in North America." Grupo Gondi is the leading paper and packaging business in Mexico and the new plant is being constructed to supply the present and future packaging needs of manufacturers in the Coahuila, Mexico area, as well as those in the southern states of the USA. Grupo Gondi supplies specialized packaging to the CCC Brewery in Nava, Mexico, and is supporting Constellation Brands, Inc. by building its new plant very close to its customer. The plant will feature corrugated, litho-laminated, micro-flute and folding carton production with high graphics capabilities. Eduardo Posada, CEO of Grupo Gondi, said, "This investment in state-of-the-art BOBST and BHS equipment reinforces Gondi’s focus to respond properly and innovatively to the needs and challenges of our customers, and strengthens our commitment to efficient operations, innovation and the best service level." In a deal closed at the end of 2014, BOBST will supply two MASTERCUT 2.1 die-cutters complete with pre-feeders and palletizers, two VISIONCUT 1.6 PR die-cutters, two EXPERTFOLD 145 folder-gluers and an EXPERTFOLD 165. All four die-cutters feature the unique BOBST Power Register system which provides dynamic, non-contact registration of die-cutting to the print on the sheet. Power Register represents the leading edge of die-cutting technology and is of particular use for the conversion of litho-laminated sheets, which traditional mechanical registration systems struggle with. The three EXPERTFOLD lines represent the very latest in BOBST folding and gluing technology, the model having been launched just last year. EXPERTFOLD offers true control of each box as it goes through the machine, resulting in high performance allied to excellent final box quality. EXPERTFOLD also offers flexibility in the type and dimensions of the substrates that can be run. All three BOBST folder-gluers for Grupo Gondi’s new plant will be A2 versions, giving the client the ability to manufacture straight-line or crash lock cartons on any line. The 400 m/min 98" BHS corrugator is a volume line with end-to-end automation, designed for filling large orders and achieving maximum delivery reliability. It comes with the technology to corrugate and laminate preprinted material at high speed. Grupo Gondi’s Nava plant will be built in two phases, with the startup of phase one due in the final quarter of 2015. The eventual capacity of the plant is planned to be around 10'000 tons of corrugated and micro-flute packaging per month, and the company has set demanding efficiency targets of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) in excess of 80%. Achieving these targets is substantially supported by the choice of BOBST die-cutting and folding & gluing equipment, which is noted for its high productivity and uptime, which is in part due to the extensive support available to customers from the local BOBST service center in Mexico City. Emilio Corti, said, "As in the rest of the world, our customers in Mexico not only value the technology and productivity of our equipment, they also value the support we supply from our local service centers. We are able to deliver technical advice, spare parts and engineers very quickly because we have teams of people local to our customers. It’s part of our 360 degree support, which starts before they buy a machine and continues throughout its working life." (Bobst Mex SA)
Categories: Pulp and Paper

Over 31 million jobs across Europe supported by EU exports to the world, EU report says

Trade Europe - Mon, 2015-06-01 00:00
Over 31 million jobs across Europe supported by EU exports to the world, EU report says
Categories: Europe

Speech: Commissioner Malmström talks TTIP with national parliamentarians

Trade Europe - Mon, 2015-06-01 00:00
Speech: Commissioner Malmström talks TTIP with national parliamentarians
Categories: Europe

Trade & Jobs – The role of EU exports in supporting jobs

Trade Europe - Mon, 2015-06-01 00:00
Trade & Jobs – The role of EU exports in supporting jobs
Categories: Europe

Using agroforestry and forestry management to mitigate and adapt to climate change in Cassou area, Burkina Faso

Global Forest Information Service - Sun, 2015-05-31 23:20
  Cassou forest, located in the south of Burkina Faso towards the border with Ghana, is endowed with indigenous tree species. This is one of the last remaining dry forests in the country. The population around the forest...
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Using agroforestry and forestry management to mitigate and adapt to climate change in Cassou area, Burkina Faso

Metla Finland - Sun, 2015-05-31 23:20
  Cassou forest, located in the south of Burkina Faso towards the border with Ghana, is endowed with indigenous tree species. This is one of the last remaining dry forests in the country. The population around the forest...
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Boosting Asia’s rattan sector:

Global Forest Information Service - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:21

This week, practitioners, business people and researchers from eight countries meet to define next steps to boost the rattan sector in Asia. Rattan experts, forest policy makers, business people and researchers meet in Hainan, China this week in an effort to boost rattan development, investment and trade in the region. They aim to craft a [...]

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RusForest posts 1Q net profit of $1.7 million

Global Forest Information Service - Sun, 2015-05-31 07:18
Swedish RusForest generated revenue of $5.6 million in 1Q 2015 compared to $ 8.4 million in 1Q 2014. RusForest recorded a net profit of $1.7 million in 1Q 2015 compared to net loss of $3.2 million in 1Q 2014.
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RusForest posts 1Q net profit of $1.7 million

Metla Finland - Sun, 2015-05-31 07:18
Swedish RusForest generated revenue of $5.6 million in 1Q 2015 compared to $ 8.4 million in 1Q 2014. RusForest recorded a net profit of $1.7 million in 1Q 2015 compared to net loss of $3.2 million in 1Q 2014.
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Policy Analyst at UNDP Nepal

Job Metla - Sun, 2015-05-31 00:48

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nepal works with the people and Government of Nepal, and other development partners to pursue equitable and sustainable human development goals through eradication of poverty, increase in livelihood opportunities, improvement in community resilience against conflict, disasters and impact of climate change, while laying down strong foundations for a society based on rule of law with an inclusive and participatory democracy.

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LTE: <b>Forest management</b> best choice for future

Global Forest Information Service - Sat, 2015-05-30 23:33
Given due respect to the expected hotter, drier, future forest conditions described above, intensive forest management is the safest, most responsible ...
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Portland, OR panelists back collaborative approach to forest policy

Global Forest Information Service - Sat, 2015-05-30 20:16

Collaboration that kept a John Day, Ore., mill open may be a model as industry, agencies and environmental groups strive for a forest policy that everyone can live with.
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Portland, OR panelists back collaborative approach to forest policy

Metla Finland - Sat, 2015-05-30 20:16

Collaboration that kept a John Day, Ore., mill open may be a model as industry, agencies and environmental groups strive for a forest policy that everyone can live with.
Categories: Europe

Arborists / Trimmers / Foremen in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with The Davey Tree Expert Company

Job Metla - Sat, 2015-05-30 09:00

The Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada, LTD has opportunities in the field of Urban Forestry, as Surgery Crew Climber/Trimmer or Foreman. Davey is a leader in the Residential-Commercial tree care, utility line clearing and forestry consulting industries, throughout the US and Canada. 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: EDMONTON, ALBERTA 

JOB DUTIES: Positions involve providing expert tree surgery services and inspections to customer properties. Responsible for climbing, pruning and removing trees on residential and commercial properties.

QUALIFICATIONS: Two-Three years arborist experience desired. Climbing experience without spurs, knowledge of knots, chainsaw operation, bucket truck experience helpful. Valuable qualifications, but not required are: ISA Certification, DZ or CDL license, strong tree ID skills, installation experience of cables, bracing and lightening protection . Experience in crew management, training, equipment maintenance, customer service, safe working procedures are all highly valuable.

STARTING: Immediately. Applications accepted until suitable candidates are selected.

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Vice President Sales and Marketing - Veneer and Lumber in MI, Michigan, United States with Top Wood Jobs

Job Metla - Sat, 2015-05-30 09:00

Job#140913VS – Vice President, Sales and Marketing – Veneer & LumberMichigan
Location: United States
Industry:  Veneer & Lumber

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in a business related field, MBA is highly desirable. 

Years Experience Required:  Minimum of 15 years’ experience in a sales and marketing management capacity in the wood products industry. Hardwood veneer preferred. Lumber and plywood also preferred as well.

The Vice President of Sales and Marketing reports to the CEO/President and is in charge of all sales activities, departments and personnel involved in Sales and Marketing for the Company.

Duties
The Vice President of Sales and Marketing is responsible for:

Strategic Planning:

  • Oversees long and short-range sales and marketing strategies to include competitive analysis of market trends and identification of new market opportunities to ensure market share and profitability.
  • Directs sales department to achieve objectives established in the Company’s Strategic Plan. 
  • Ensures the development and operation of an adequate sales and distribution organization and related functions (e.g. market research, advertising, promotion, training, etc.).
  • Develops pricing strategy, analyze market information and make recommendations regarding new products, marketing penetration, the competition and marketing opportunities.

Leadership and Supervision:

  • Provides leadership to the day-to-day operations of the sales department, while maintaining focus on the company’s strategic goals. 
  • Establishes performance goals for all sales department employees, and monitors performance on a continual basis.
  • Develop and manage the Company’s sales and marketing budget.
  • Develops and/or maintains and improves business relations with all customers of the Company.
  • Oversees all hiring, training and firing of personnel involved in Sales and Marketing.

Market Research:

  • Analyze sales statistics to determine business growth potential.
  • Supervises and conducts studies to investigate and determine needs and utilization of standard line or new products with consideration given to economic factors, cost of sales, volume anticipation, manufacturing requirements. 
  • Oversee product management including market and customer research for market and product requirements, interface with engineering for product development, product pricing and product lifecycle management.
  • Directs and coordinates market research studies and analysis of geographic areas to determine feasibility of expansion of the sales program.
  • Develop and track metrics and success criteria for all marketing programs and activities.

Product Marketing:

  • Oversee marketing communications including branding, public relations, advertising, white papers, trade shows, seminars and event collateral materials, analyst and market research management, and website design and content either directly or on an outsourced basis.
  • Oversee product marketing including product launch management, sales training, presentations, sales tools, competitive analysis and general sales support.
  • Develops and evaluate advertising programs, merchandising policies and product packaging.
  • Act as spokesperson for the company with press and analysts and at industry events.

Business Development

  • Seeks out and targets new customers and new sales opportunities, initiates action plan to approach and secure new business for the Company.
  • Oversees all Trade Accounts Receivables.  Monitors A/R aging on a proactive basis with his personnel, coordinates with Credit Manager and Accounts Receivable Manager/Controller.

Required Skills and Qualifications Include:

  • Excellent leadership, analytical, and motivational skills
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to lead team meetings, motivate employees and handle multiple projects at the same time.
  • Excellent computer skills for managing sales database tracking programs.
  • Must have managed sales staff for production plants.
  • Expereince in any of the following industries: Hardwood Veneer, Plywood or Lumber. Veneer experience prefered.
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Minnesota Power to unveil new forest management initiative

Global Forest Information Service - Sat, 2015-05-30 00:36

Minnesota Power is announcing a new forest management initiative near the Taconite Harbor generation facility in Schroeder.
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