Mill goes “heavy metal”

For the third time in two years, Nekoosa showed it was partial to “heavy metal”!

On October 14, as part of Wisconsin Manufacturing Month, Nekoosa employees hosted 75 eighth- through tenth-grade students to show them the world of pulp and paper production. Domtar was part of a five-stop tour that also included talks at the local technical college by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and other state officials.

Nekoosa General Manager Mark Bessette spoke to our visitors about the importance of work ethic, attitude and education. He challenged the students to work hard in school and at home and said he hoped to see them applying for future job openings at Domtar.

“We will remain as a tour stop for the Heavy Metal Bus Tour because it is that important for Domtar’s future in central Wisconsin,” said Bessette. “Domtar is a key employer here, and our employees love to show off all the things they do each day to serve our customers. Being part of the welcoming group for the governor’s visit was a big plus this year.”

Nekoosa is ready for the next “Heavy Metal” stop, which is being planned for May 2014.