Domtar to invest $25 million in upgrade projects at paper facilities in Pennsylvania
(USA, Jan. 30, 2017) Domtar Corp. will spend about $25 million to convert boilers to natural gas from coal and modernize equipment at two paper plants in Pennsylvania, according to a news report from the Charlotte Business Journal.
The work will allow the company to retain about 430 jobs in the Johnsonburg paper plant and another nearby paper-converting facility.
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority approved a $1 million grant for a $4 million project to install a three-mile natural gas pipeline to the paper plant. Domtar also gets $75,000 from Pennsylvania for working training.
Tom Howard, Domtar’s vice president of government relations, told Charlotte Business Journal’s Senior Staff Writer, Ken Elkins, that Domtar agrees to also spend $12 million over the coming three years to improve processes, machine controls and efficiency at the Johnsonburg plant. Another $9 million will improve a Domtar paper-converting facility in DuBois, Pennsylvania, about 50 miles from Johnsonburg.
The full story is available at: Charlotte Business Journal (Source: Charlotte Business Journal)
Cover Image: Domtar Johnsonburg (PA) paper plant (courtesy Mapio.net)