History of Nekoosa
Named for the Native American word for “swift running water”, the city of Nekoosa is a small residential community located on the beautiful Wisconsin River. Its prime location lead what began as a fur trapping and trading community to become ideal for paper manufacturing. In fact, papermaking in Nekoosa traces its heritage back to the establishment of a sawmill there in 1840. By 1897, the mill had produced its first sheet of paper, and enjoyed steady growth throughout the 20th century. Today, Domtar’s Nekoosa Mill produces a variety of publishing and technical/specialty papers, and is the city’s largest employer with over 450 workers.