A Note from Marty Ochs
The war created by Russia in Ukraine has created huge issues with the Paper and Pulp Industries in Europe. Russia is a major exporter of oil, natural gas, minerals, pulp, paper and linerboard to Europe. Russia exports of paper, paperboard and pulp were US $2.41 billion during 2020, according to the United Nations.

BIV reports that Russia exported $12 billion worth of lumber, logs, pulp, paper and wood pellets in 2021. The volume of packaging paper and paperboard exports from Russia reached 1.35 million metric tons in 2019 with expectations to grow 37.4 percent. Russia exported 2.316 million tons of pulp in 2022. 

(Read more by clicking "Marty's Complete Letter" below.)

Marty Ochs
Executive Director, Green Bay Innovation Group
In-Person Event at ASI is March 24
ASI welcomes GBIG and the 5P Industries for a Company Tour at 2:30pm Thursday, March 24, at 1031 Ontario Road, Green Bay.

ASI, Division of Thermal Technologies, Inc., designs and manufactures custom drying, curing, and cooling equipment for the converting and continuous process industries, including coating and casting lines, pressure sensitive adhesives and release liners, construction materials, and flexible packaging.
The event is free, but registration is requested.
Women in 5P to meet March 31
Women in the 5P, hosted by Cassie Diedrick, Business Development Coordinator at Robinson Inc., will meet for 5P & Punch. All women in the 5P industries are invited to sip and network at 5pm Thursday, March 31, at The Bar on Holmgren, Green Bay. RSVP to Cassie, cassie.diedrick@robinsoninc.com.

Wi5P is looking for an additional Co-Chair with a background in pulp, paper, printing, packaging, or plastics. Please reach out to Cassie if interested.
Women in Business & Manufacturing Roundtable 
This Women in Business & Manufacturing Roundtable series, hosted by Susan Stansbury, features women in the manufacturing field. In the second of three roundtables, the women talk about key issues in manufacturing.
Amber Schuh
Vice President
Press Color Inc.
Ann Franz
NEW Manufacturing Alliance
Kristin Manteufel
Director of Marketing
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GBIG Members-Only Discount to Expo
GBIG has a special discount to the Converters Expo on April 26-27 at Lambeau Field. Save $50 off the standard rate of $100, and attend the Expo for only $50 with this GBIG members-only code. The Green Bay Innovation Group is a supporting organization to Converters Expo.
Davis Kuelthau will present
“Are Your Employees a Threat to Your Intellectual Property,” on May 4 from 8-10am at The Marq, 3177 French Road, De Pere. Seating is limited for this complimentary program.
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