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WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today participates in the first-ever Papermakers Day in Madison, Wisconsin, alongside several of its member companies.
Hosted by the Wisconsin Paper Council, the Papermakers Day advocacy event provides the opportunity for papermakers to tell the good environmental story of the Wisconsin forests products industry to legislators and staff, and to showcase the variety of paper and paper-based products produced in the state of Wisconsin.
“The pulp & paper industry employs over 30,000 men and women in Wisconsin, supporting economic growth through sustainable manufacturing practices,” said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman. “We are proud to join our members today to showcase the people and the industry that make hundreds of useful products we rely on for everyday life.”
The Wisconsin-based paper industry operates in approximately 200 communities, contributing $2.4 billion in payroll and $226 million in state and local taxes annually. Additionally, many large and small businesses are part of our supply chain and expand our economic reach by more than three times our direct contribution.
For more information about AF&PA, its members and the products they make, visit www.afandpa.org.
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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue 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.