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What a whirlwind in September & October 2016 Volume 2

Fall 2016 -- I have seen the Future



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All About Axchem

Jun 15, 2016

Larry spends time with TAPPI's newest Sustaining Member company at PaperCon 2016


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WestRock Production Managers Development Program

Jun 12, 2015

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!”?


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When It Rains, It Poors Or Does it?

Sep 20, 2014

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 who attended these meetings. Three of


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Seneca Steel Erectors, Inc.

May 04, 2014

Eric Fletty and I recently discovered that the town of Logan, OH is home to Men and Women of Steel.



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Dreams Do Come True

Dec 12, 2013

Dreams do come true...in so many ways. Our industry has been called many things during the past 2,000 years...



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You Never Know

Nov 07, 2013

John, you will be missed...


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Paper Shows up in the Strangest Places

Mar 07, 2013

I have adopted nine cities in my career in this industry, but my hometown was and remains to be Memphis, Tenn., USA.


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The Year of the Dragon: Part 2

Aug 23, 2013

This past May 31, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting with personnel from APRIL's pulp mill in Rizhao, Shandong Province, China.



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One of a kind CEO, one of a kind company

May 17, 2012

Recently a politician made a statement during a campaign speech: "Corporations are not people, people are people...



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What a whirlwind in September & October 2016 Volume 1

Fall 2016 -- Keynote Speaker at Pulp and Paper Industry Reliability and Maintenance Conference. 


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There's No Place Like Home

Mar 11, 2016

When visiting Thompson Industrial Services, LLC, Eric Fletty and I had the pleasure to visit a town that neither of us had been before.


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Old Home Week

Apr 28, 2015

It never ceases to amaze me, when TAPPI Members come together for a corporate visit or TAPPI conference with 100-5,000 people...


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How Many Times Have You Heard the Term Found Money?

Jun 05, 2014

During a recent early morning walk around Peachtree Corners, Ga., I found what I thought was a small pile of leaves.


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A Very Special Visit

Feb 20, 2014

Turning Pulp into Possibilities; Making Big Ideas Fly; All Custom Specifications; To Protect our Customer’s Products; We Design to Our Customer’s Specification; Bigger, Brighter, and Stronger Together.


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Is it the People or the Equipment?

Dec 05, 2013

Finally an answer to that age old argument—is it the people or the equipment?



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A Passion for TAPPI Local Sections

Sep 12, 2013

How many times do you get to actually meet with two of the legends of TAPPI's Local Section community...


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Larry Travels to Delaware

Feb 28, 2013

Our trek to Wilmington, Del., although extremely interesting was not to find the answer to this burning question.


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A Small World

Jul 26, 2012

On June 25, 2012, Scott Springmier, Eric Fletty, and I accepted a previous invitation from long-time TAPPI member and a young, Mike Ditka look-alike, Jim Niemiec...


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The Missing Link

Mar 08, 2012

The dates of February 28-March 1, 2012 will go down in history as the kick off dates of the one event that has been on the minds of many...



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

Jul 12, 2016

On June 22, 2016 I had the pleasure to visit a location of a 75 Year TAPPI Sustaining Member Company. That company is WestRock and that location was the Aurora, IL Paperboard Facility.


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The Sometimes Unsung Leaders of TAPPI

Jun 12, 2015

I have to be one of the most blessed people on the face of the earth. I get to go to work each day in an industry where I always wanted to work, at an association that I have


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Riddle Me This!

Jan 15, 2015

On Thursday, January 8, 2015, Kristi Ledbetter, Eric Fletty and I had the privilege of having two gentlemen from one of TAPPI’s newest Sustaining Members...


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An Accent on Innovation

May 29, 2014

On May 13, 2014, Eric Fletty and I had the opportunity to visit with one of TAPPI’s Sustaining Member companies, Kadant Inc., at its Kadant Johnson facility in Three Rivers, Mich., USA. 



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International Research Management at Its Best

Nov 21, 2013

On Nov. 4-7, 2013, 36 of our industry’s’ top research leaders, representing more than 30 institutions...


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If you Mess it Up, Un-Mess It!

Sep 05, 2013

If you have been around any time at all in our industry, you know that things will get messed up in the areas of finished goods...


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Travels with Larry near the Windy City

Sep 20, 2012

The date of August 16th has a special meaning to me. This date happens to be the day, in different years, when the Sultan of Swat, Babe Ruth...


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The Year of the Dragon - Part 1

Jul 05, 2012

Back in 1991, during my days with Republic Paperboard in Hutchinson, Kan., USA, a gentleman set up an appointment with me to discuss a "revolutionary idea...


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