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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Save the Date for TAPPI’s Centennial Celebration: An historic once in a lifetime event

Save the date for an historic once in a lifetime event celebrating TAPPI’s 100th Anniversary. The Centennial Celebration, April 18-25, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia is a week-long event highlighted by a Gala dinner on April 20, 2015.  The week’s activities will encompass a wide range of items including a celebration of innovations in the industry and the debut of a coffee table book “Celebrating a Century of Achievement". Cutting edge programming on topics ranging from coating, pulping and papermaking to nanotechnology and nonwovens is being provided by the efforts of multiple TAPPI Divisions for this unique event.

“We’re very excited about the many events planned for TAPPI’s Centennial Celebration next year. This once is a lifetime opportunity celebrates the history, people and accomplishments of the pulp, paper and packaging industry and TAPPI over the last century,” notes Larry N. Montague, TAPPI President and CEO.  “This noteworthy event showcasing the proud history of our industry and TAPPI shouldn’t be missed, and I urge one and all to mark the week of April 18-25, 2015 on their calendars and plan to join us in Atlanta for the celebration.”

A year-long series of events beginning January 1, 2015 will celebrate TAPPI's 100th Anniversary and includes outreach events, educational offerings, as well as events at all of TAPPI’s conferences and meetings, showcasing the proud history and promising future of the global pulp, paper, packaging and related industries.  In addition, local PIMA and TAPPI section and student chapters will hold a number of events including a student competition and much more.

Sponsors of the 2015 TAPPI Centennial Celebration include:  ABB, Ashland, BrightKey, Buckman, Cascades Sonoco, Domtar, Dow Chemical Co., FM Global, Georgia-Pacific, GL&V, Green Bay Packaging, Hood Container, Imerys, Ingredion, Jedson Engineering, Kadant Inc., Kruger Inc., MWV, MICA, Nalco, New Page, Optest Equipment Inc., Packaging Corp of America, Penford Products Co., Poyry, SAPPI, Shepard Exhibition Services, Soundview  Paper, Sun Automation Group, Sun Trust Bank, Valmet, Yates, and Wausau.