WestRock Company received 19 awards at this year’s Outstanding Merchandising Achievement (OMA) Awards – the most of any entrant – including the distinguished Creative Award. The OMAs celebrate merchandising and design excellence in the retail space. They are presented by SHOP! Association, a global non-profit trade association dedicated to enhancing retail environments and experiences. WestRock won the distinguished Creative Award for a permanent display for a large personal care consumer goods company that was launching a new shaving product designed specifically for women. The WestRock-designed display reinforced the company’s brand messaging with elements of playfulness and humor.
During the night between September 5th and 6th, there was a fire in one of the buildings at BillerudKorsnäs’ production unit in Karlsborg. The production was stopped as a consequence of the fire but is now back to full speed after a successful work to make the unit ready for production. BillerudKorsnäs estimates that the impact from the fire on Q3 results will be approximately SEK 35 million.
“Our teams and suppliers have made good efforts to overcome the consequences of the fire and we are glad that we can inform our customers of this quick start-up”, says Per Lindberg, President and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs.
The production unit in Karlsborg manufactures sack and kraft paper as well as market pulp for the Packaging Paper business area and has a production capacity of approximately 300,000 tonnes per year.