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2023 Southeast Summit: Mill Tour Brings 60 Members Together

By AICC Staff

September 13, 2023

AICC Southeast Summit attendees were treated to a tour of Domtar’s Kingsport Mill in Tennessee.

Over 60 attendees participated in the 2023 AICC Southeast Summit in July in Kingsport, Tennessee, touring Domtar’s mill, playing in the annual golf tournament, and strengthening their industry relationships.

This year’s AICC Southeast Summit golf tournament was held at the Cattails at the MeadowView Golf Course at the MeadowView Marriott Resort.

AICC members, including several first-time summit attendees, saw Domtar’s venerable, now modernized Kingsport Mill. Originally opened in 1916, the mill is a downtown landmark on the Holston River. Through extensive renovation, Domtar converted the facility into the company’s first 100% recycled containerboard facility. It is expected the mill will produce and market about 600,000 tons of recycled linerboard and corrugated medium annually, making it the second-largest recycled containerboard machine in North America. Domtar sells its output to independents.

Attendees received a tour that began with the historical aspects of the mill and progressed through the renovations and upgrades that have made the mill a showcase of the most modern papermaking technology. The mill utilizes 50,000 tons of recycling residuals and other byproducts that otherwise would enter landfills.

“AICC appreciates Domtar opening the facility for our members,” says AICC President Michael D’Angelo. “It is impressive to see one of the widest, fastest paper machines in the world creating 100% recycled product. It is the cleanest paper mill that I have ever visited.”

Troy Wilson, Domtar Kingsport Mill manager, leads AICC members by incoming mill furnish.

The summit golf tournament was held on the Cattails golf course at the MeadowView Marriott Resort, one of the top public golf courses in Tennessee. The winning team included Gregg Diethorn, Longreach International; Greg Jones, SUN Automation Group; James Moncure, J.M. Fry; and Chris Neighbors, Cumberland Container.

AICC thanks platinum sponsor Domtar, along with other event sponsors Haire Group, A.G. Stacker, Bobst, SUN Automation Group, Independent Corrugator, American Corrugated Machine, Independent Paperboard Marketing, Baysek Machines, EAM Mosca, and TranSouth Logistics.

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For more information about AICC summits, contact Laura Mihalick, senior meeting manager, at 703-836-2422 or  

Tourgoers take in the majesty of Domtar’s Kingsport Mill.