Month: January 2019

Industrial production increased 0.3 percent in December after rising 0.4 percent in November. For the fourth quarter as a whole, total industrial production moved up at an annual rate of 3.8 percent. In December, manufacturing output increased 1.1 percent, its largest gain since February 2018. The output of mines rose 1.5 percent, but the index…

North American pulp industry producers hobbled into the New Year 2019 amid steep price declines in US spot markets, plummeting demand and prices in China, and the highest inventory level ever recorded on a tonnage basis. Now, after a relatively soft $5-15/tonne drop in US bleached softwood kraft (BSK) effective list prices, buyers are expected…

Tifini Stafford, President/Women-Owned Small Business Jacquie Ball, CCTI, Sr. Staff Contributor Tifini Stafford’s dad was an entrepreneur. In 1966, he opened his own business selling packaging materials.  During the Vietnam War, he was approached by a large local company about the prospect of manufacturing paper spools for detonating cord. American Spool & Packaging (Amspak) was born….