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When it rains, it pours… or does it?

01 Aug 2018

When it rains, it pours… or does it? During TAPPI’s recent, very successful, PEERS and IBBC conferences in Tacoma, WA, we had over 400 people registered. There were representatives from 14 countries


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Familiar Names, a New location and a New Attitude

20 Apr 2017

Familiar Names, a New location and a New Attitude April 19-20, 2017 (right before PaperCon2017) Kristi Ledbetter, TAPPI’s Converting Division Manager, and I had the privilege to revisit a company


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What a whirlwind in September and October 2016 Volume 1

19 Oct 2016

What a whirlwind in September and October 2016 Volume 1 My travels began with an invitation to be a Keynote speaker at the 27th Pulp and Paper Reliability & Maintenance Conference at IDCON, INC. The


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WestRock Production Managers Development Program

02 Aug 2015

WestRock Production Managers Development Program Have you ever had one of those days when you discover a project that makes you say; “Wow, I wish I had thought of that one!”? That happened to me


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All About Axchem

16 Jul 2018

All About Axchem Booth 703 at PaperCon2016. Sounds less than exciting doesn’t it? Unless you happen to stop by to see what in the world TAPPI’s Newest Sustaining Member Company is all about. I am


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Runs Batted In

28 Mar 2017

Runs Batted In Baseball’s Spring Training is in full force and Opening Day is right around the corner. Will this be the year the Chicago Cubs repeat their World Series win? Perhaps, a couple of No


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There is No Place Like Home

02 Aug 2016

There is No Place Like Home Do you know where Sumter, South Carolina is located? Eric Fletty and I didn’t either. The genesis of our adventure began nearly three years ago from a conversation with


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The Great Pacific Northwest! Part 1 of 3

19 Aug 2017

The Great Pacific Northwest! Part 1 of 3 Have you ever had one of those road trips that you were so excited about and so exhausted at the same time? Eric Fletty and I had one such trip the week


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What a whirlwind in September and October 2016 Volume 2

27 Oct 2016

What a whirlwind in September and October 2016 Volume 2 I have seen the Future My travels continued with an invitation to meet in and tour Miron Construction Co., Inc.’s corporate headquarters in


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To find something Special sometimes you have to look under every Rock

02 Aug 2016

To find something Special sometimes you have to look under every Rock My dad used to tell me that if you really want to find something special sometimes you have to look under every Rock. On June 22


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