Kingsport Celebrates 100 Years During EarthWeek

USA, Tennessee, Kingsport, Wednesday April 27, 2016

As Domtar celebrated EarthWeek, colleagues and the Kingsport community also celebrated the mill’s 100th year of operations.

Throughout 2016, Kingsport Mill is commemorating this milestone anniversary with local activities and events.

During EarthWeek, representatives from Domtar and Keep Kingsport Beautiful announced the company’s contribution of 100 trees – Cherokee Princess Dogwoods and Paperbark Maples – that have been planted along both sides of Fort Henry Drive.

“Our longstanding support of Keep Kingsport Beautiful has been a natural outgrowth of our shared interest in the environment,” Mill Manager Bill MacPherson said. “It is our hope that when people travel along Fort Henry Drive, lined with these majestic and thriving trees, they will see them as a reflection of the vibrant community that makes up the city of Kingsport.”

Kingsport Mayor John Clark added, “We are honored to celebrate 100 years with a company that has a longstanding tradition of giving back to its community. Thank you, Domtar, for making Kingsport a greener place to live now and for the next 100 years.”

Domtar also sponsored a Kingsport Chamber breakfast on April 22, International Earth Day. Regional leaders, including state legislators, congressional representatives and the mayor, attended a celebratory luncheon.

Tom Howard, Domtar’s vice president for government relations, and Roger Smith, director of public affairs and manufacturing support, spoke to the group, showcasing all Domtar is doing to prepare for 100 more years of success in the region.

Over the years, the mill has been diligent in fostering a culture that supports and promotes the giving back to the local community. The mill was a key proponent of the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing and the Kingsport Higher Education Center. In addition, the mill has contributed more than $5 million to the community in land, financial donations and labor for numerous recreational and social efforts.

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(De gauche à droite) Tom Howard, Roger Smith, Bill MacPherson, Ron Nussman et Mike Quinn.

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Regional leaders tour Kingsport Mill.

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100 trees donated by Domtar in Kingsport.

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