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.