Fort Mill, South Carolina based Domtar announced that it will be celebrating its 175th anniversary in a variety of ways throughout 2023.

“Our company is built on more than a century of anticipating what our customers need and what consumers want to buy for everyday living,” the company announced. “Our story is one of successful reinvention, and as we continue to change and grow, we take confidence from our strong legacy. Our next chapter begins now.”

The company’s roots trace back to 19th century England when Henry Potter Burt established Burt, Boulton Holdings Ltd. His company specialized in treating lumber and business boomed as the demand for railway ties and wharf pilings grew in Europe and North America.

As the company grew, Burt moved to Canada and founded Dominion Tar and Chemical Company in 1903.It grew along with Canada’s industrialization and diversified over the years, making products including chemicals, consumer products, construction materials, and paper and packaging. Over the years, the company purchased other facilities and companies across North America, some of which are integral parts of Domtar today.

Today it is a supplier to a diverse set of businesses in pulp, paper and packaging, with its fiber in products people use every day, from bath tissue to book paper.

“We provide solutions to ensure a sustainable and better future for ourselves, our customers, our communities, and the environment,” Domtar said. “We are proud of the work we do together as stewards of natural resources, an employer of choice and a significant community investor.”

Domtar credits its success to its dedicated employees, many of whom have been with the company for decades as well as multiple generations of families.

In 2020, Domtar reentered the packaging business with the conversion of its mill in Kingsport, Tennessee, to become their first 100 percent-recycled packaging facility. The $350 million project converted the mill from producing uncoated freesheet paper to linerboard and corrugated medium.

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