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  • 1. The Ashdown Mill October 2013
  • 2. 2 Who is Domtar? • Largest manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America – Second largest in the world based on production capacity • 9,000 dedicated employees • 13 pulp and paper mills, as well as 23 distribution facilities located across the US and Canada • Company owns and operates adult incontinence product manufacturing and distribution facilities
  • 3. A Leading Innovative Fiber-based Technology Company 3 We design, manufacture, market and distribute a wide variety of fiber- based products Largest integrated marketer and manufacturer of UFS paper in North America World class wood fiber converting assets Manufacturer of papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp Fast-growing marketer of a complete line of incontinence care products
  • 4. 4 Domtar in Arkansas • Owns and operates the Ashdown Paper and Pulp Mill in Ashdown, AR – Located to the north of the Red River – 2553 acre site in Little River County – 985 employees • Products and Capacity – 781,000 tons/year uncoated freesheet from three paper machines (end use - copy paper, recycle, forms bond, etc.) – 810,000 tonnes annual pulp production • Includes 86,000 tonnes of mill trade pulp • Wood Consumption (annual) – Softwood 1.5 million tons – Hardwood 2.0 million tons • Supporting Facilities – Woodyard (long log chipping, chip unloading, chip storage) – Pulping and Bleaching – Power Generation – Biomass, Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas Multi-fuel Power Boilers – Chemical Recovery Operations
  • 5. 5 Regional GeographyRegional Geography
  • 6. Relationships and Procurement… • Relationships are key to our success as an organization. – 1100 Forestry workers. – 500+ deliveries received daily. – Business relationship - smoother transactions. – Relationships are important through out the ranks. • Landowners • Owners • Operators • Haulers – Open for deliveries 24/7 for convenience. 6
  • 7. Relationships and Procurement • Capitol Improvements in the Procurement side of the business. – Woodyard re-investment • Chip dumps rebuilt to improve unloading reliability (2010). • New entrance and Scalehouse (2013) – Constantly working to improve unloading times. • Construction of new portal crane currently underway (2013). – Host an annual Truck Driver Appreciation Day. – Spend a lot of time on Face to Face communications. • Listen to suppliers needs and try to accommodate when possible. – Honor commitments we make. – Inform suppliers in advance of scheduled maintenance outages. – Produced a driver safety video and added new signage on woodyard. 7
  • 8. 8 Community Involvement of the Ashdown MillCommunity Involvement of the Ashdown Mill
  • 9. 9 Ashdown Mill’s On-Going Focus • Safety and Environment – We must excel • Quality Products – Must be second to none • Grade Development – Expanding – Work with Customers • Cost Structure – Strive to be best in North America • Competitiveness • Cost Reduction • Productivity Improvement • Innovation – Thinking out of the box Path Forward … Stay Competitive
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