The donation from the paper, pulp, and personal care manufacturer, Domtar, has funded a new room for families in need.
GREENVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 18, 2018– Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) announced that leadership and employees from the company’s personal care products manufacturing facility in Greenville, NC, and its pulp manufacturing mill in Plymouth, NC, visited the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern, NC today to present a check for a $25,000. The donation, made earlier this year, has already funded the building of a new room for families in need at the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern, NC. Domtar makes a wide variety of everyday products from sustainable wood fiber, and is one of the world’s largest producers of a complete line of absorbent hygiene solutions and an innovator in absorbent technology. Domtar’s Greenville facility, which manufactures the Attends® brand of adult incontinence products, employs nearly 400 people in the local community. Domtar’s pulp mill in Plymouth, which employs nearly 450 people in the local community, specializes in manufacturing the fluff pulp used in the production of baby diapers, as well as adult incontinence and feminine hygiene products.
“Domtar is so grateful for the wonderful relationship that we’ve developed over the years with the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern, NC,” Domtar Corporate Responsibility Manager, Heather Alverson Stowe. “Caring is one of Domtar’s core values, which is why we’re honored to support the Ronald McDonald House in its mission to provide comfort to families in need in the Greenville community.”
Domtar Corporate, in conjunction with Domtar’s Plymouth and Greenville facilities, collaborated to fund the $25,000 donation that sponsored a new room at the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern, NC, which the House unveiled and opened today. Over the last few years, Domtar has donated more than $55,000, volunteered employee time, and led annual fundraisers dedicated to funding the House. Domtar Maintenance & Engineering Manager at Plymouth, Bill Ward, presented the check to Hannah Caton from Ronald McDonald House of Eastern, NC, and Grover Hardin, Plant Manager from Domtar’s personal care facility in Greenville, was on-site for the presentation. Other Domtar employees were also on-hand to tour the new room that the donation funded.
“We are so thankful for Domtar’s relationship with our House,” said Hannah Caton, who leads development for the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern NC. “Since 2016, we have received more than $55,000 from Domtar and their employees in addition to their staff’s participation in fundraisers and other means of support. We are excited for their continued support and what this means to so many Ronald McDonald House families.”
Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products. With approximately 10,000 employees serving more than 50 countries around the world, Domtar is driven by a commitment to turn sustainable wood fiber into useful products that people rely on every day. Domtar’s annual sales are approximately $5.1 billion, and its common stock is traded on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges. Domtar’s principal executive office is in Fort Mill, South Carolina. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
About the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina
The Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina provides a temporary home for families caring for their ill or injured children who are receiving treatment in area medical facilities. We are able to provide families with a comfortable bed, a hot meal and all the comforts of home as well as the emotional support that comes from being surrounded by other families in similar situations. Since 1987, our House has had more than 28,000 admissions serving families from all over Eastern NC and beyond. In May 2017, we broke ground for a 10,000 square foot addition that added 4 new bedrooms, relocated 3 bedrooms and added an updated kitchen, playroom, laundry room and dining area. The original House is currently under renovation for an updated laundry room, family room space, office areas and a new multipurpose meeting space. These additions will increase the number of families we serve and help us be able to serve them better.
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Source: Domtar Corporation
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