Analysts doubt success of Kapstone announcement based on market forces Last week, Kapstone Paper and Packaging announced a $40/ton increase in the domestic price of containerboard ($50/exports) effective March 31, 2015. Reports from the forest products industry stock analysts expressed skepticism that market conditions would support this move.
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AICC Readies Census of the Independent Sector
AICC has announced plans to publish a comprehensive census of the independent sector of the corrugated packaging industry later this year.Â Data gathering for the project will begin in late February... (posted 02.26.15)
Corrugated Packaging Teleconference Draws 400 Potential Recruits
On February 19, ICPF conducted its 16th annual, Careers in Corrugated Packaging & Displays Teleconference. In spite of the shutdown of colleges across the mid-Atlantic due to snow, and the -20 degree temperatures at Michigan State University that kept many students inside, an estimated 400 packaging, graphic design, sales and business students and faculty from 15 colleges... (posted 02.23.15)
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A Habit of Winning
The majority of AICC General Members have under $15 million in annual sales. Understanding that smaller in sales does not mean smaller in stature AICC created the Smaller Manufacturers Advisory Council (SMAC) in 2013. Interested in seeing what SMAC can offer your business? (posted 02.26.15)
Estimating System Theory and Practice—Part 2
Cost accounting, by definition, is an attempt by accountants to find a rational way to allocate an entity’s perceived costs to each order. Then, based upon assumed levels of activity, various pricing scenarios can be developed and analyzed. (posted 02.11.15)