To mark the 55th anniversary of the U.S. National Forest Products Week, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation praising paper and wood-based products for the value they lend in everyday life. Forest products manufacturers and organizations through the value chain are joining to Celebrate Forest Products (#CelebrateFP).
The full proclamation is available here: http://www.afandpa.org/our-products
“The 8,000 Resolute employees who make newsprint, specialty papers and wood products each day at our 40 locations are proud to continually meet the needs of our customers and society. We whole-heartdly join in recognizing the value of our products and our industry during U.S. National Forest Products Week, as we celebrate forest products every day.”
The U.S. forest products industry accounts for approximately 4 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, employing over 900,000 men and women at a payroll of approximately $50 billion per year. All this, while making the paper and wood products that millions of Americans rely on each day.
“From the most practical products to the most imaginative applications, Americans use paper and paper-based products in countless ways each day,” said American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman. “Made from renewable resources and easily recycled, the products our members make are a true environmental success story.”