Domtar announced a $51 million investment to retain more than 400 jobs at its Hawesville, Kentucky plant.
This project provides for a modernization of the pulper which will provide additional capacity to the machine and will allow it to better respond to growing markets. Domtar expects the expansion to be fully operational by the end of 2025.
Domtar has been recognized as a company producing sustainable paper for decades and this modernization will strengthen its position for future growth. Governor Beshear congratulated Domtar on this expansion and expressed his gratitude to the company for its enduring presence in the state of Kentucky. He is thrilled to see Domtar continue to prosper and grow in Hancock County.
Hawesville plant manager Murray Hewitt highlighted the importance of the upgrade saying it will enable the plant to produce innovative fiber-based products that are increasingly in demand.
Domtar, founded in 1848 and celebrating 175 years in business this year, is a leading supplier of fiber-based products, such as communications, specialty and packaging papers, as well as pulp and airfoil nonwovens. With approximately 6,400 employees serving more than 50 countries around the world, Domtar is committed to transforming sustainable wood fiber into useful products used every day.