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Taking Stock

1:43 AM, Jan. 12, 2013  |  Comments
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Communication

Veteran broadcaster Jon ErkenBrack has been named general manager at WAOW Television, the ABC affiliate in Wausau. ErkenBrack began his duties at WAOW on Dec. 20.

WAOW is part of Quincy Newspapers Inc., a family-owned company based in Quincy, Ill. Quincy owns 12 television stations (ABC, NBC, FOX, CW), two radio stations and two daily newspapers operating in seven states.

Insurance

Dawn Buchkowski has been named Commercial Lines service representative for Compass Insurance Services.

The Commercial Division of Compass Insurance provides local businesses with comprehensive products tailored to the individual needs of each company. Compass Insurance Services is a full-service agency also offering personal insurance, employee benefits, life and health.

Paper Products

MaraTech International, Marathon, part of The Channeled Resources Group, formally was recognized Dec. 7 as a Green Master company for the second year in a row at the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Conference in Madison.

The Green Masters Program is a free, independent, objective, points-based "green" certification program.

The MaraTech facility is a state of the art manufacturing plant involved in converting and reprocessing specialty papers and films.

NewPage Corp. has increased its supply-chain preference for pulpwood procured from certified woodland owners, including those certified to the American Tree Farm System, the Ohio-based papermaker announced Tuesday.

A leading producer of printing and specialty papers in North America, NewPage is the largest buyer of pulpwood in the Great Lakes states, according to a company news release. In 2011, 48 percent of the fiber the company purchased came from certified sources.

The procurement preference reflects NewPage's commitment to forest stewardship as well as its efforts to meet the growing demand of its customers, according to the news release. In addition to ATFS, NewPage also established preferences for wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

Publishing

A collection of essays by journalist George Rogers is the newest book offered by Cornerstone Press, the student-staffed publishing house at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

"Among the Leaves: A Collection of Outdoor Essays," includes personal favorites from an outdoor column written by Rogers, a former editor of the Stevens Point Journal and co-founder of the Portage County Gazette. The essays cover his experiences in the environment including hiking, fishing, hunting and just enjoying the great outdoors.

This is the 33rd work published by Cornerstone Press, which is made up completely of students enrolled in the English 349: Editing and Publishing course. Students act as employees in a publishing house and take on roles in marketing, production and editing.

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