BOSTON, July 14 --

RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry,
today announced the launch of several new online initiatives available on their
website, The new initiatives include a complete transformation
in the appearance and organization of the site as well as an increase in the
amount of free content that is available.

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Rhiannon James-van Beuningen, Senior Vice President of Marketing Services at
RISI commented, Investing in online products is important to the future of our
business. In order to remain the leading information provider for this industry,
we must also be the leader in innovative ways of distributing that information.
These most recent enhancements reflect our commitment to deliver top quality
information in the most efficient way possible and to continuously review our
offerings and expand on them to enhance customer experience.

Website Redesign

Several enhancements have been made to make the website easier to navigate and
add value to the user experience including:

- An overhaul of the site’s home page, which now has a structure that
will allow readers to quickly scan the page and find what’s new and of
interest deeper in the site’s pages. The site’s broader columns make
stories easier to read and allow for larger ad units that will yield better
results for advertisers.

- Unique web-only content will now be available in addition to republished
articles from PPI Magazine, the most widely read global magazine on the pulp and
paper industry. RISI’s editorial staff will continuously produce this
unique content that will only be available on the RISI website.

- More frequently updated content will now be available due to new tools that
have been added for RISI editors to give them greater control of what appears on
the home page and how long it remains there. This will ensure that the content
is always fresh and that content of greater significance to RISI readers is
easier to find.

- Improved technology channels will also result from this greater editorial
control. At, visitors can read about the latest
technical information related to specific pulping and papermaking topics. These
stories are organized by category into the following channels: Papermaking,
Pulping, Chemicals, Automation IT, Mill Maintenance Upgrades, Power Energy
and a new addition, Environmental.

White Paper Library

In addition to the changes made to editorial areas of the site, another new
feature on the site is RISI’s White Paper Library. The library will be a
tremendous resource for those doing research to make additions or improvements
to their business operations.

Readers can browse white papers on a number of pulp and paper manufacturing
topics including: automation IT, environmental sustainability, mill maintenance
and more. Readers may download as many papers as they like for free after
filling out a simple registration form.

Businesses interested in adding their own white papers to the library may do so
free of charge at:

International Jobs Board

RISI has also made improvements to their industry jobs board. The jobs board,
which can be found at, features thousands of listings for
open positions at pulp, paper, wood, timber, tissue and nonwovens businesses
around the globe.

Posted jobs range from administrative to executive-level positions throughout
the global forest products industry. The jobs board features openings from top
companies and recruiting agencies including: Smurfit Stone, International Paper,
Georgia Pacific, Acme Paper, Dixie Paper Co., and many more.

PPI Mills Technology eNewsletter Redesign

The web site upgrades are accompanied by recent updates to the PPI Mills
Technology eNewsletter. This free publication is delivered weekly to
subscribers’ inboxes and is a great way to keep on top of developments in
the industry. Included are each week’s top stories, blogs and features, as
well as new job listings and items for sale in the RISI Market Place. Those
interested in receiving the Mills Technology eNewsletter, should visit

About RISI

RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products
industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, wood products,
timber, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing industries to help them make
better decisions.

Headquartered in Boston (Bedford), Massachusetts, RISI operates offices in
Brussels, Belgium; Atlanta, Georgia; San Francisco, California; Helsinki,
Finland; Portland, Oregon; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai, China; Singapore; and
Charlottesville, Virginia. More information can be found at

Contact: Thom Smith RISI 4 Alfred Circle Bedford, MA 01730 USA Tel:


Thom Smith of RISI, +1-781-734-8990,; Logo: