Pictured (left to right): Christy Parks, executive assistant at RCAM; Holly Free-Ollard, RCAM’s vice president of Economic and Workforce Development; Jeff McCord, president of Northeast State; Troy Wilson, Domtar Kingsport Mill manager; and Josh Johnson, assistant director of Advancement at Northeast State. (Photo credit: Bob C. Carpenter)
KINGSPORT, Tenn. — In a gesture of appreciation, Domtar’s Kingsport Mill presented a $5,000 donation to Northeast State Community College on Friday, Aug. 18. The funds, which will be used for scholarships, were given as a token of acknowledgment for the invaluable use of the college’s Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) facility during the mill’s recent conversion.
“We are very grateful for the hospitality and support shared by Northeast State,” said Troy Wilson, Kingsport Mill manager. “While our mill was shut down, we were able to train employees at RCAM in preparation for the startup of our new machine.”
In 2020, Domtar announced plans to transform the mill’s uncoated freesheet paper machine into the second-largest 100 percent recycled containerboard machine in North America. Operations resumed in January 2023, and the machine can produce approximately 600,000 tons of high-quality recycled linerboard and corrugated medium annually. The mill is the largest recycled manufacturer in the state of Tennessee.