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Domtar Highlights Career Opportunities on Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day career opportunities

Domtar joined other companies across North America in celebrating Manufacturing Day in October. Our goal was to inspire the next generation of manufacturers by showcasing the many career opportunities available in the pulp and paper industry.

We invited local students to visit several of our mills and plants for tours, Q&A sessions and hands-on activities to show what it’s like to work in manufacturing and to dispel common misconceptions about our industry.

“Manufacturing Day is a great opportunity to invite local students to see what life is like in our mill. We get to highlight the many career opportunities and get young kids thinking about their future careers,” says Ginny Johnson, who coordinated events at our Nekoosa Mill in Wisconsin.

Here’s a look at a variety of Manufacturing Day events across our network of facilities:

Nekoosa and Rothschild, Wisconsin

The seventh annual North Central Wisconsin Heavy Metal Bus Tour stopped at our Nekoosa and Rothschild mills, giving students from across central and northern Wisconsin a chance to see what a pulp and paper manufacturing facility is like.

Morgan Hovis, Ashdown process engineer, talks to high school students about career opportunities during a Manufacturing Day event.[/caption]

Jesup, Georgia

Our EAM facility in Jesup hosted students as part of the local high school’s Work-Based Learning Program. The students spent an hour and a half learning about our facility’s history and our products, global sales impact, recycling efforts, company culture, career opportunities and work environment. The students also saw a demonstration of EAM’s absorbent products and took a tour of the facility.

Students and chaperones from Wayne County High School visited EAM during Manufacturing Day 2018.[/caption]

Port Huron, Michigan

The Port Huron Mill hosted 10th-grade students for an in-depth presentation about Domtar and the mill. The event also highlighted the products made with our pulp and paper, including food wrappers, medical gowns, religious texts and more.

Greenville, North Carolina

The Greenville Personal Care facility partnered with Eastern Carolina University and invited students majoring in engineering and technology to participate in a tour, Q&A session and presentation at the facility.

“We were thrilled to host the students for Manufacturing Day,” says Grover Hardin, Greenville plant manager. “The group had such high energy. I think the students walked away learning a lot of new things about the industry and our company. Opportunities like this are so helpful when it comes to recruiting the future generation of engineers and manufacturing leaders. We hope that some of them come back next summer for an internship with our company.”