FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Debra Cantrell
Phone: (360) 575-5451
Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, Inc., Has Been Selected as a Finalist for the 2009 PPI Awards
Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, Inc. (“Longview”), from Longview, Wash., has been nominated for one of the pulp and paper industry’s most prestigious awards.
has been short-listed for the promotional/sales/marketing
award in the 2009 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Awards. FibreShield®
is Longview’s super-strong paper grade designed to meet the most demanding cement-sack applications domestically, and in developing countries across the world. Promotional material may be sampled via the web at www.fibreshield.com.
The PPI Awards are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing these achievements in the sector. Longview is the only U.S. company in the final round in this category. Matt Elhardt, marketing director, said: “These new awards are regarded as a universal benchmark of quality within the paper and pulp industry. Being short-listed is a tremendous achievement for the company, particularly in this challenging year.”
Mark Rushton, editor of PPI, said: “We’ve been thrilled with the high quality and number of entries for the first-ever PPI Awards. The finalists should be justly proud of their achievements. Not only does the PPI Awards event allow us to honor the best in the business
, but it will also offer fantastic networking opportunities for those who attend.”
Industry-renowned names including Rod Young, chairman of RISI; Kari Vainio, former executive vice president, communications, at Stora Enso; Jim Keller, president of the International Corrugated Case Association; and Duncan Pollard, director, Conservation Practice & Policy
, WWF International, judged this year’s entries.
This year’s winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Hilton Munich Park, Germany, on Oct. 28.
Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, Inc., manufactures specialty paper and containers at seven locations throughout the Western United States. For more information, visit www.longviewfibre.com and www.fibreshield.com.