Starting Friday, May 27, through Sunday, May 29, Domtar’s Kingsport Mill will pay the $4.00 cost of admission for the first 33 vehicles that enter the park each day, as well as one additional vehicle on Memorial Day.
“The Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium is a Kingsport treasure,” says Bill MacPherson, Kingsport mill manager. “Many of our employees routinely enjoy spending time in the park with their families, taking advantage of the nature programs and the many hiking trails that are available. This Memorial Day weekend, we want to share this experience with others in the community as we continue to celebrate our 100–year anniversary in Kingsport.”
Throughout 2016, the Kingsport mill is commemorating its milestone anniversary with local activities and events that reinforce the operation’s longstanding dedication to the Kingsport community. To date, the mill has provided 5,000 pounds of copy paper to local non-profits, donated $10,000 to Healthy Kingsport, and planted 100 trees along both sides of Fort Henry Drive, beginning at Memorial Park and ending near Center Street.
“Domtar is a strong environmental and community steward,” says Rob Cole, operations coordinator for Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium. “We are grateful that Domtar’s Kingsport mill is making this opportunity available, and we know that our guests will appreciate Domtar’s generosity.”
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium is one of the nation’s largest city-owned parks. A 3,550-acre nature preserve featuring a Nature Center with a state-of-the-art planetarium, the park also offers a 44-acre lake, 40 miles of trails approved for hiking and mountain biking, native animal habitats, and an adventure ropes course facility with a 300-foot zip line.
Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products, including communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products. With approximately 9,800 employees serving more than 50 countries around the world, Domtar is driven by a commitment to turn sustainable wood fiber into useful products that people rely on every day. Domtar’s annual sales are approximately $5.6 billion and its common stock is traded on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges. Domtar’s principal executive office is in Fort Mill, South Carolina. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
For more information, contact Kezia Murphy,
human resource advisor at Domtar’s Kingsport mill,