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Domtar adds airlaid production line to EAM facility in Georgia

06 Jun '23
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Pic: Domtar
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  • Domtar's Engineered Absorbent Materials (EAM) facility in Jesup, has successfully completed a significant project worth $90 mn.
  • The project involved the addition of a large-scale airlaid production line to the facility, which has positioned Domtar as a prominent provider of nonwoven materials.
  • The expansion enhances Domtar's production capabilities.
Domtar’s Engineered Absorbent Materials (EAM) facility in Jesup, Georgia, recently celebrated the completion of a $90 million project that added a large-scale airlaid production line to the facility as well as 75 new jobs. The EAM expansion makes Domtar a leading nonwovens provider.

“The EAM expansion adds more scale and technology, and combining it with our world-class fluff pulp business, we will deliver more value to our customers and Domtar for many years to come,” said Steve Henry, Domtar executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We are very confident and excited by what the future holds for Domtar’s pulp business and EAM.”

“With this expansion, we now operate a 331,000 square foot facility with three airlaid lines, two laminate lines and eight packaging lines, doubling our capacity,” EAM general manager Vanécia Carr added.

The EAM expansion makes Domtar the second-largest airlaid supplier in the United States and the third largest in the world. And in addition to growing capacity, EAM continues growing its team.

“We’ve grown to 150 employees and will continue to hire until we reach approximately 170. We are dedicated to making EAM an awesome place to work where everyone on the team feels valued and appreciated. We remain committed to our local community and will continue investing in a variety of initiatives that support Wayne County and the city of Jesup,” Carr said.

 

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