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AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman Discusses Top Industry Advocacy Issues at Tissue World New Orleans

Mar 15, 2016

Contact: Katharine Eaton
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WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President & CEO Donna Harman spoke today at the senior management session at Tissue World New Orleans about public policy issues affecting the tissue industry.

“Tissue products are at the forefront of new technologies and innovation, and tissue manufacturers are achieving increasingly sustainable production while improving quality and options for consumers,” said Harman. “By protecting the interests of tissue manufacturers against burdensome regulations and legislation, AF&PA is helping them to continue to provide products people use and need.”

Tissue is the fastest growing forest product in the world today, representing an area of growth for the industry. AF&PA established its Tissue Sector in 2014 to fully represent its growing membership base of tissue manufacturers and enhance its industry representation.

Tissue World New Orleans is Tissue World’s biggest event in North America, attracting key tissue industry professionals, tissue makers, converters and suppliers from over 70 countries.

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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 or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.