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Creating Ease for Consumers One Package Design at a Time

Behind the packaging of one’s favorite product is a designer, creating solutions to meet brand and consumer goals. Dana Exner, Manager, Creative Structural Design at Graphic Packaging International, is one of those people.

Love for Paper and Essential Products at First Sight

Cecilia Colburn walked into Procter & Gamble’s Cape Girardeau mill over 17 years ago as an intern and knew that the paper industry was the industry for her. Simply put, it was love at first sight.

Continuous Lessons in the Paper and Wood Products Industry

With a world of many possibilities, the opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge is endless. Stacy Brault, Corporate Environmental Engineer for Green Bay Packaging, values continuous learning and the opportunity to try something new, especially when it benefits the environment.

Process Engineer Gives Back to Hometown Paper Mill

Giving back to your community can be done in different ways. For Tori Van Thiel, it was giving back in the form of leadership and mentorship.

Sustainability and Equity: A Conversation with WestRock’s Chief Sustainability Officer

For Brandi Colander, sustainability is really about people. As chief sustainability officer at WestRock, she recognizes the important role we all play when it comes to sustainability and our relationship with renewable resources.

How the Paper and Wood Products Industry Offers Opportunity

For Tony Murphy, Manufacturing Excellence Lead at International Paper, his decision to enter a pulp and paper career was a decision he'd never look back on or rethink.

What The New York Times Gets Wrong About Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Paper Recycling

A recent opinion column in the New York Times (“Recycling in America Is a Mess. A New Bill Could Clean It Up,” by Michael Kimmelman) touched on paper recycling and something called Extended Producer Responsibility, or EPR. The article fell short in its characterization…

The Paper Industry Through the Eyes of a Military Veteran Control Operator: Tyrone Hussey

When Tyrone Hussey, a military veteran, walked through the doors of an Essity mill in 2003, he had no experience in being a papermaker. But he saw the opportunity to enter an industry that would grow and later become essential for his family and many Americans.

Progress for Equitable Policies, Innovation and Sustainability in the Paper and Wood Products Industry

When Andrew Topps, Assistant General Counsel for the American Forest & Paper Association joined in 2010, he hit the ground running, finding his new position as an opportunity to champion the paper and wood products industry.

The Value of Civic Engagement According to International Paper's Dorian Wanzer

Our career paths can be inspired by many things. From an experience that sparks inspiration and curiosity to hearing a story that ignited a passion for helping others. Dorian Wanzer is a great example of how life experiences can shape career decisions and form a path that is inspirational for many…

Charging Toward Growth, Insights from Sonoco’s Palace Stepps

Years ago, an inspiring leader named Willis Potts told a then college senior he would be qualified to be in the paper and wood products industry, but first Potts needed to know how he would treat his people. That college senior was Palace Stepps, who is now the President and General Manager of…

Holiday Tips for Recycling Paper in Your Home

‘Tis the season to recycle! During the holiday season, our homes are filled with greeting cards from family and friends, cardboard boxes from online shopping, and wrapping paper and paper bags for gifting.