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AF&PA Congratulates President Biden and Vice President Harris

CONTACT: Tim Ebner

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WASHINGTON — The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock issued the following statement on the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala D. Harris: 

“The American Forest & Paper Association congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on this historic day, the 59th Presidential Inauguration. A peaceful transition of power is the cornerstone of American democracy, and we look forward to working with the Biden-Harris Administration and the 117th Congress to strengthen and unite our nation. 

Sustainable practices and products are the foundation of our industry, our members and their employees – the approximately 950,000 individuals who make up the essential forest products industry. We are committed to protecting the environment and ensuring resources will continue to be available for future generations as we preserve and grow our economic contribution.”

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance U.S. paper and wood products manufacturers through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. The forest products industry is circular by nature. AF&PA member companies make essential products from renewable and recycle resources, generate renewable bioenergy and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative—Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future. The forest products industry accounts for approximately four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures nearly $300 billion in products annually and employs approximately 950,000 people. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $60 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.