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History of Johnsonburg

Located near Pennsylvania’s Allegheny forest on the headwaters of the scenic Clarion River, the Johnsonburg Mill boasts a long and rich history of papermaking. Surrounded by bountiful natural resources, the first mill began operations here in 1888. Throughout the years, the Johnsonburg Mill’s reputation for quality grew, earning such high profile business as the Saturday Evening Post when Norman Rockwell painted its iconic covers. Continuing this commitment to quality, the Johnsonburg Mill today is one of the most technologically advanced paper mills in the world, employing approximately 375 individuals in Elk County, PA.

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EarthChoice Ambassadors at Johnsonburg Mill

Established: 2015
Members: 16

In 2017, over 8,000 hours were volunteered in Domtar communities.


The Johnsonburg Mill’s trout nursery is the only industrial co-operative in PA, and has released over 188,000 fish since 1992.