About The Conversion

For more than 100 years, the Kingsport Mill has been a proud employer and community partner in the city of Kingsport and the surrounding area, not only as a large employer, but also a supporter of local vocational education, environmental sustainability and civic and recreational programs that enhance the daily lives for our neighbors.

That tradition will continue for many years to come thanks to the completed mill conversion from producing uncoated freesheet paper to Domtar’s first packaging facility. The mill resumed operations in January 2023 and is: 

  1. Home to the second-largest recycled containerboard machine in North America.
  2. Capable of producing and marketing about 600,000 tons of high-quality recycled linerboard and corrugated medium annually. It is the largest recycled manufacturer in all of Tennessee.
  3. Preventing about 50,000 tons of recycling residuals and other byproducts from entering landfills each year, instead using it to produce energy and electricity for the mill.

Repurposing the Kingsport Mill is consistent with Domtar’s long-term strategic plan to build a large and cost-competitive packaging business.