Dryden's Jim Blight earns Mill Manager of the Year recognition from Industry Association
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MONTREAL, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced that Jim Blight, General Manager of the Domtar mill in Dryden, Ontario, was named Mill Manager of the Year at the annual PaperWeek Canada industry conference in Montreal. The award is given out by the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada, or PAPTAC, to recognize outstanding leadership and performance results in the Canadian pulp and paper industry.
Jim has worked at the Dryden Mill since 1998, and has been in the General Manager role since 2007.
"Taking quantum leaps in production capacity, cost structure, quality and safety performance is always the result of the hard work of many, but it takes a leader to bring out the best in people that allows these positive, sustainable results to happen," noted Martin Lorrion, Domtar's Vice-President of Manufacturing. "We're rightfully proud of him and what he's been able to accomplish with a strong team in Dryden."
"I need to share this professional honour with my colleagues here at the mill," added Jim Blight. "We've had to make some difficult but necessary changes over the recent years to reposition ourselves for the changing global markets - we're now a safer, more competitive operation thanks to many people making a sustained, collective effort over a long period of time."
Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult incontinence products. The foundation of its business is a network of world class wood fiber converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulps. The majority of its pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice®. Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a complete line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name. Domtar owns and operates Ariva®, an extensive network of strategically located paper and printing supplies distribution facilities. In 2012, Domtar had sales of US$5.5 billion from nearly 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,300 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
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