Domtar Corporation, a pulp, paper and absorbent hygiene products manufacturer, marketer and distributor will expand its facility in Greenville, North Carolina
. The company plans to create 35 new jobs and invest $100,000 over the next three years in Pitt County.
This expansion is in addition to the approximately $20 million of capital already invested in the region by Domtar during the past two years. Domtar, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Attends Healthcare Products of Greenville, decided to locate their North American operations center in Pitt County.
“As a wood fiber innovation company with a global sales footprint in pulp, paper and absorbent hygiene products, North Carolina is a big part of our growth story,” said Domtar President and CEO, John D. Williams. “With a fluff pulp mill and bio-chemical plant in Plymouth, a personal care manufacturing facility in Greenville, as well as our global personal care headquarters in Raleigh, this state is a symbol of Domtar’s past and future working together for long-term prosperity.”
"Domtar has found a perfect fit for its Personal Care division's North American Operations Center right here in Greenville,” said Gov. Pat McCrory. “Their expanded presence will strengthen eastern North Carolina’s reputation for having a talented workforce. Domtar can be an example to others of the strong talent pool and attractive quality of life that characterizes Greenville, Pitt County, and all of eastern North Carolina.”
“Companies like Domtar know North Carolina’s skilled workforce gives them a competitive edge,” said Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker. “Our state must continue to support growing our existing businesses through investments in education, job training programs and critical infrastructure.”
The project was made possible, in part, by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $70,000. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job creation and investment performance standards to qualify for grant funds. These grants also require and are contingent upon local matches.
Other partners that assisted with this project include: the N.C. Department of Commerce, N.C. Community Colleges, Pitt County Development Commission, Pitt County and the Pitt County Committee of 100.