Posted by: Manager / Associate Curator | February 22, 2019

Domtar Windbreakers

The local paper mill encouraged its employees to celebrate various milestones, in terms of tenure, but also in terms of production records and safety records.

Here we have a Domtar jacket given to Cornwall mill employees during the 2,000 Safety Olympics campaign.


This jacket recognizes the Japanese Management style of Continuous Improvement branded as Kaizen, which Domtar invested in heavily in later years.  Les Millard was Continuous Improvement Manager and Glenn Cooper assisted him in guiding a series of Continuous Improvement Teams (C.I.T.).  Don Smith was one of the Information Technology resource persons for the C.I.T. process.


And lastly, each employee was presented with one of these jackets to commemorate the Cornwall mill’s safety accomplishment of Two Million Hours Accident-Free.

Our thanks to Shawn Snider for donating these three jackets – as he says:  “in mint condition.”  We borrowed this photo from Shawn’s Facebook page.

We always appreciate receiving donations of commemorative items from throughout the paper mill’s long history as a major Cornwall employer, be it the Toronto Paper, Howard Smith or Domtar era.

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