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Last sheet of paper rolls out of Domtar’s Cornwall mill


March 15, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

With most of the crews and many bystanders in attendance, the #1 paper machine at Domtar’s Cornwall mill stopped pr…

With most of the crews and many bystanders in attendance, the #1 paper machine at Domtar’s Cornwall mill stopped production at 7:43 a.m. on Monday, March 13.

In production for roughly 125 years, the shutdown marked the last paper produced at the facility.

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Domtar officials and local government are now trying to decide what will be done with the mill site.

Brian R. Hall, #1 paper machine operations coordinator was present for the shutdown, and recalled the history of the mill. In 1881, the mill was constructed, with the Toronto Paper Manufacturing Company, and the first sheet of paper was produced on April 27th, 1883. In 1889, PM2 went into production, PM3 went into production nine years later, in 1898. In 1917, PM 4 started up, PM5 started production in 1928. The year 1951 marked the start up of a new PM1, and in 1960, the mill put into production PM6. The last paper machine to start up at the mill was PM7, in 1966. Then, 40 years later, the Cornwall Mill churned out the very last of its paper production.

As Hall said, “it was fun while it lasted.”


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