Domtar Inc. recently marked its official entry into the containerboard market with a groundbreaking ceremony led by CEO John Williams and attended by officials from Kingsport, the Tri-Cities region and the state of Tennessee.

“This is an exciting day for the Kingsport mill and for Domtar, and we are glad to celebrate it in the company of many of those who are making this transformation possible,” said Williams. The Kingsport mill, which operated for more than 100 years as a paper mill, is being converted into the company’s first packaging paper mill, where we will use recycled materials to make containerboard.

As part of the event, Kingsport Mill Manager Troy Wilson presented Mayor Pat Shull with a $500,000 check for the city of Kingsport to support the relocation of the Scott Adams Memorial Skate Park. The skate park’s move is part of a land swap agreement with the city that included the exchange of the 40-acre Cement Hill property for Cloud Park, which will be developed into a receiving area.

Domtar is the largest integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America, and one of the largest manufacturers of pulp in the world. Itsnetwork of 13 pulp and paper mills and 10 manufacturing and converting facilities gives us approximately 2.7 million tons of papermaking capacity 

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