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AF&PA Announces Four New Member Companies

Dec. 1, 2009 - The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced that ArborGen, Grays Harbor Paper, Marcal Paper Products, and Thilmany Papers are the newest members of the Association.

“Washington’s activist agenda means that it is more important than ever for the forest products industry to engage aggressively on complex energy, climate, and regulatory policies in order to remain globally competitive," said Donna Harman, AF&PA's president and CEO.

"The addition of these four new members strengthens our collective voice advocating on behalf of environmental policies that recognize our considerable carbon-neutral renewable energy creation — 28.5 million megawatts annually, and our contributions to reducing greenhouse gases through recycling and sustainable forest management, and the nearly one million green jobs supported by the forest products industry," she added.

About the Companies

  • ArborGen LLC is a Summerville, South Carolina-based forest genetics research and development firm supported by more than 100 researchers and plant scientists from the United States, Brazil, and New Zealand.
  • Grays Harbor Paper LP, based in Hoquiam, Washington, is a locally owned and operated company founded in 1993 that produces printing & writing papers, as well as specialty paper.
  • Marcal Paper Products LLC is based in Elmwood, New Jersey and manufacturers paper towels, tissues, and napkins from 100 percent recovered fiber.
  • Thilmany Papers LLC was founded in 1883 and manufactures specialty lightweight packaging, pressure sensitive paper, and technical and industrial papers, with two mills in Kaukauna and De Pere, Wisconsin.

The American Forest & Paper Association is the national trade association of the forest products industry, representing pulp, paper, and wood products manufacturers, and forest landowners. Our companies make essential products from renewable and recyclable resources that sustain the environment. The forest products industry employs approximately 1 million workers and generates 6 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP. Visit AF&PA online at www.afandpa.org.

SOURCE: The American Forest & Paper Association




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