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Domtar receives Governor’s Safety and Health Award

More than 1 million hours without lost time injury or illness

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 14, 2016) — Hawesville-based Domtar today was presented a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for working 1,053,309 consecutive hours without a lost time injury or illness.

Domtar is a provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products. The integrated pulp and paper mill has operated in Hawesville since 1967 and is the second-largest employer in the city, supporting more than 450 jobs and has an annual estimated regional economic impact of $1.5 billion. The mill produces nearly 600,000 tons of paper annually, primarily in printing and writing paper, as well as hardwood market pulp.

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet presents the Governor’s Safety and Health Award to highlight outstanding safety and health performance in Kentucky’s workplaces. A business may qualify for the award if its employees achieve a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost time injury or illness. The required number of hours is dependent upon the number of employees.