U.S. Paper, Wood Products Manufacturers Applaud General Assembly for Resolution Recognizing Forest & Paper Products Day

Apr 15, 2015

CONTACTS
AF&PA: Jessica McFaul/Chuck Fuqua, (202) 463-2436, comm@afandpa.org
PFPA: Paul Lyskava, (717) 901-0420, plyskava@paforestproducts.org

WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman and Pennsylvania Forest Products Association Executive Director Paul Lyskava, today issued the following joint statement thanking the Pennsylvania General Assembly for passing a resolution to recognize Tuesday, April 14, 2015, as Forest and Paper Products Day in Pennsylvania.  Fifty-three thousand Pennsylvanians work in the pulp, paper, paper packaging and forest products industry.

“We applaud the Pennsylvania General Assembly for recognizing the historic role the forest products industry has played in the Commonwealth.  From the founding of the very first U.S. paper mill in Pennsylvania in 1690 to today when 2,100 businesses in the forest products industry operate in every county in the Commonwealth, our industry has made unique contributions to Pennsylvania.  We join the General Assembly in acknowledging the hardworking men and women in Pennsylvania who use renewable, recyclable resources and sustainable manufacturing practices to make products that benefit the lives of all Americans,” Harman and Lyskava said.

The full resolution is available here: http://bit.ly/1CKq2XC

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American Forest & Paper Association
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative -
Better Practices, Better Planet 2020. The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures over $200 billion in products annually, and employs approximately 900,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states. Visit AF&PA online at www.afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper

Pennsylvania Forest Products Association
The Pennsylvania Forest Products Association is the leading trade group in the state representing the various sectors of the state’s $11.5 billion forest products industry.  Its membership accounts for approximately three-quarters of the hardwood lumber produced and distributed from the state, as well as leading paper, cabinet, millwork companies and many industrial forest landowners.