In the center of the photo, Vanécia Carr, EAM General Manager; Kim Sumner, EAM Director of Operations & Development; and Domtar Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer Steve Henry prepare to cut the ribbon on the EAM expansion.
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 facility hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 23 that included remarks from Domtar leaders and Georgia state and county officials. Staff from U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter’s office also attended.
“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.”
EAM General Manager Vanécia Carr added, “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.”
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,” Carr said.
“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.”
Shaun O’Quinn, secretary of the board of directors for the Wayne County Industrial Development Authority, shared brief remarks during the event.
“EAM has made a great economic impact in the community due to expansions and economic investment,” he said. “Thank you, EAM, for everything you’ve done and for your commitment to our community.”
Domtar’s EAM facility has set the hygiene industry standard for custom core solutions — making products thinner and better-performing for customers around the globe, improving the absorbent products people rely on every day.