WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding U.S. Senate confirmation of Andrew Wheeler:
“We congratulate Andrew Wheeler on his Senate confirmation as EPA Administrator and look forward to partnering with him to advance forward-thinking public policy that ensures regulations do more good than harm. As one of the largest manufacturing sectors in America, we account for approximately four percent of U.S. manufacturing GDP and employ approximately 950,000 workers in rural and urban communities across the country. With supportive public policy in place, there’s ample room to grow these numbers as our industry applies sustainable manufacturing processes to do what it does best – produce the products that make everyday life easier.”
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 four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures nearly $300 billion in products annually and employs approximately 950,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $55 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states.