Next is Now: Domtar Celebrates 175 Years in 2023
Our company is built on more than a century of anticipating what our customers need and what consumers want to buy for everyday living. Our story is one of successful reinvention, and as we continue to change and grow, we take confidence from our strong legacy. Our next chapter begins now.
Rooted in Reinvention
Our roots trace back to 19th-century England. That’s when Henry Potter Burt established Burt, Boulton Holdings Ltd. His company specialized in treating lumber to prevent decay, and business boomed as demand for railway ties and wharf pilings grew in Europe and North America.
As the company grew, he moved to Canada and founded Dominion Tar and Chemical Company in 1903. We grew along with Canada’s industrialization and diversified over the years, making products including chemicals, consumer products, construction materials, and paper and packaging. Over the years, we purchased other facilities and companies across North America, some of which are integral parts of Domtar today.
Visit our History page to learn more.
A Preferred Partner
Today we are a critical and reliable supplier to a diverse set of businesses in pulp, paper and packaging. Our fiber is in products people use every day, from bath tissue to book paper.
As a leader in our industry, we provide solutions to ensure a sustainable and better future for ourselves, our customers, our communities, and the environment. We are proud of the work we do together as stewards of natural resources, an employer of choice and a significant community investor.
Empowered By Our Strengths
We are who we are because of our knowledgeable and dedicated employees, many of whom stay with us for decades. It’s not uncommon for multiple generations of families to work at Domtar. Our workforce, which has grown in scope and diversity in the past 100 years, has built deep customer relationships and our reputation for service and quality.
Our people are at the heart of our agile manufacturing capabilities and reliable supply chain network that help us succeed and grow.
We will recognize our 175th anniversary in a variety of ways throughout the year. We invite you to celebrate with us and to join our enthusiasm for what’s next at Domtar, and next is now!
Our history of reinvention continues. Stay tuned for more throughout 2023.