McEntee Media is a publisher of internationally circulated trade
periodicals specializing in the paper recycling and composting
businesses. The Write Company division is a media relations department for small businesses. We do press releases, media liaison, marketing and advertising copy, brochures and sales pieces, sales and proposal letters, newsletter design and printing. We also write magazine articles for hire.
Ken McEntee has worked in the media since 1984, starting as a reporter at the Lorain Journal, Lorain, Ohio, where he won four first place awards for investigative reporting and community service reporting. While working as an editor in the trade press for GIE Publishing, Ken and his brother Ron established The Weekly Farce, a satirical newspaper based in Cleveland, and Active Voice, a newspaper dedicated to free expression unhindered by media landlords.
Ken established McEntee Media Corporation in 1990, publishing one periodical. After expanding the company to four publications by 1995, the company diversified to offer business writing and public relations services through The Write Company division.
Among The Write Company's clients are Mimi Vanderhaven's Fabulous Buys, Southwest General Health Center/UH, Masco Cabinetry/KraftMaid, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, ScrapRunner and Image Builders Marketing.
Coming of a record year,
U.S. recovered paper exports started 2012 with the highest ever January
shipments and the second highest January pricing, based on import data
from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
to Census data, the U.S. shipped just short of 2 million tons of
recovered paper out of the country in January, valued at more than $318
million – a mean FAS price of $153.38 per ton for all grades combined.
record January volume topped the 1.9 million tons exported in January
2011 by 4.5 percent. The average price was 5.4 percent below the January
record average of $162.09 set in January 2011. The record volume was
driven by a 26 percent year-over-year increase in exports of old
newspaper (ONP). Exports of chemical deinking grades were up 15 percent
and shipments of old corrugated containers (OCC) were up 12 percent.
Meanwhile, exports of groundwood other than ONP were down 18 percent,
exports of pulp substitutes were down almost 8 percent and exports of
mixed paper were down 1.5 percent.
But prices were down for all
grades except “other” groundwood. Along with the boom in volume, ONP
prices in January were down 19 percent compared to January 2011, to an
average of $135.86 per ton – a drop of about $33 per ton.
solid month marked a slight decline compared to December, both in volume
and price. Shipments in January were down 3 percent compared to
December, while the average price was down slightly less than 1 percent.
trade data indicates FAS value, including the value of recovered paper
to the dock and transportation to the dock, but not including costs of
loading and handling at the port, nor ocean freight.