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Inside Fort Mill-based Domtar's $1B plans for converting four paper mills

Ken Elkins
Inside Fort Mill-based Domtar's $1B plans for converting four paper mills

Domtar Corp. is embarking on what could amount to a $1 billion program to convert four of its paper plants around the South to make a product called linerboard, which is used to make corrugated paper, among other products. The switch could lead to production of 2.5 million tons of linerboard, which is also called containerboard, at the plants, says John Williams, CEO of Fort Mill-based Domtar (NYSE: UFS). Williams, who disclosed that information while speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Agriculture and Materials Conference in February, cited those comments during a recent interview with the Charlotte Business Journal.