FiberMark acquires Brownville Specialty Paper

January 1, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgJuly 8, 2008, Brattleboro, VT – FiberMark, a leading producer of specialty covering materials for a variety of applications including office products, publishing and luxury packaging, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the pressboard business of Brownville Specialty Paper Products, based in Brownville, New York.Founded in 1991, Brownville Specialty Paper Products (BSPP) manufactures many types of specialty grades of paper board used in multiple applications including food packaging, office products, graphic arts and the automotive industry, among others. FiberMark will integrate BSPP’s pressboard grades into its portfolio of office product materials, which include a wide range of pressboards and cover stocks from lightweight to heavyweight for repeat-use applications such as filing, binding and presentation products.BSPP’s owners anticipate a seamless transition to FiberMark while transitioning out of the office products business.Anthony MacLaurin, president and CEO of FiberMark, comments, “As an industry leader, FiberMark has financial strength and commitment to the office products market and is well suited to merge BSPP’s business into its portfolio. Brownville’s pressboard materials complement our office products line, enabling us to deliver added value to our customers. We will also serve Brownville’s customers by providing continuity of supply to the market. This transaction is another positive step in FiberMark’s strategy to expand and strengthen the business.”FiberMark is owned by American Securities, a New York-based middle market private equity firm. FiberMark has seven manufacturing facilities in the US, as well as an operation in the UK.About FiberMarkFiberMark offers distinctive covering materials that express brands, inspire designs, and make lasting impressions. With an extensive range of visual and tactile options, FiberMark materials provide an endless array of design possibilities for applications in the office products, publishing, luxury packaging, technical/industrial and graphic design markets. The company’s specialty fiber-based materials are enhanced with a variety of colors, finishes and embossing techniques that create visual depth and invite touch. FiberMark’s design specialists work with creative teams to develop a look that captures a brand’s unique personality, differentiates it from competitors and creates impact. FiberMark crafts its materials in the US and Europe, creating innovative solutions for world-leading brands.last_img read more

Nassau Officer Acquitted of Harrassing Colleagues

December 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Nassau County police officer was aqcuitted of harassing her colleagues who arrested her while she was off-duty after a parking dispute with on-duty officers who accused her of resisting arrest.A Nassau County jury found Dolores Sharpe, 53, not guilty Wednesday of harassment and resisting arrest charges following a two-week-long trial.“I am free of this dark cloud that these men placed over me and my good name,” Officer Sharpe said. “I did nothing wrong and today the jury made that fact clear.”Officers Charles Volpe and Victor Gladitz, who are white, had arrested Sharpe, who is black, for allegedly trying to strike one of the officers “in his face with a neck chain by swinging it at him” and later “refused to comply with multiple lawful orders to place her hands behind her back,” the officers alleged in  court documents.The altercation occurred Nov. 29, 2013 the parking lot of a store in Hempstead, where Sharpe was shopping at the time, authorities have said. One of the officers accused Sharpe of blocking his view during an investigation. Heated words were reportedly exchanged by both sides, but Sharpe’s lawyer said the arresting officers crossed a line.“Not only was this incident one which subjected Officer Sharpe to an extreme level of humiliation, but the clear attempt by these two officers was to personally degrade her and deprive her of any sense of dignity,” said Sharpe’s Hempstead-based attorney, Frederick Brewington. “The County of Nassau and its Police Department have been asked to investigate the actions of the two officers and consider charges of perjury against at least one of them.”In addition to the arrest, Sharpe later served a 30-day unpaid suspension. A police spokesman has said that an internal affiars investigation into the case is continuing.Prosecutors said they respected the outcome.“An arrest was made, allegations were reviewed, the evidence was presented and a jury carefully considered the case, as evidenced by their four-day deliberation,” said Paul Leonard, a spokesman for Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas. “Judge Kluewer presided over a fair trial. We respect the jury process and their verdict.”last_img read more