Domtar Corporation will make significant infrastructure and equipment upgrades at its facilities in Johnsonburg, Elk County, and DuBois, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. The company plans to invest $25.3 million in projects at the two facilities. The company has committed to retention of 438 existing, full-time positions over the next three years. To remain globally competitive, Domtar plans to convert the energy supply at its paper mill at 100 Center Street, Johnsonburg Borough, Elk County, from coal to natural gas to improve the mill’s energy and water reduction, and to upgrade the facility’s boilers, turn up devices, causticizers, liquor retention tank, and threading equipment. Upgrades for the Domtar facility at 377 Satterlee Road, Sandy Township, Clearfield County, include incorporating folio palletizer controls, shrink wrapped ream packaging, and rewinder shipping dock levelers. click Read More below for additional detail
Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT) a leading global supplier of engineered materials, announced that Wolfgang Laures, Ph.D., has joined the Company as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, reporting to Dante C. Parrini, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, effective September 16, 2019. In this newly established role, Dr. Laures will be responsible for leading Glatfelter’s new integrated global supply chain organization that includes operations, sales and operations planning, strategic sourcing, network and transport distribution, and supply chain analytics.
“Wolfgang brings decades of rich experience to this newly created role, and he is well-positioned to lead Glatfelter’s efforts to enhance our global supply chain operations and deliver efficiencies throughout our business,” Mr. Parrini said. “With the addition of Wolfgang, the Company’s senior executive team for the functional operating structure is now fully in place. I am excited to work with this group of leaders as we continue to transform Glatfelter into a more profitable, agile, and integrated engineered materials company.”
Dr. Laures joins Glatfelter with more than 25 years of supply chain and operations-related experience. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Digital Transformation for Perstorp, a private equity-owned specialty chemicals innovator. Prior to joining Perstorp, he held supply chain and operations-related roles at Avery Dennison, McKinsey & Company and Procter & Gamble. Dr. Laures earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from The University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany.