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AF&PA, Home to the Forest and Paper Industry, Announces New Website

Press release from the issuing company

December 10, 2002 -- WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association, the national trade association of the forest, paper and wood products industry, today announced the premiere of its new website at www.afandpa.org. In addition to public outreach materials, the site boasts information for members only, on-line registration for AF&PA conferences and a marketplace to order AF&PA and other publications and documents. “The site is more colorful, faster to navigate, and – most important – makes it easier to find the information you’re looking for,” said AF&PA President and CEO W. Henson Moore. “It will provide enhanced communication with members and better public outreach.” For the public, the new site has an events calendar, more in-depth information on policy, issues and industry news than the site it replaces, and easy-to-order educational materials for students and teachers, said Moore. Members will benefit from on-line sign-up for events, such as Paper Week; a site for association committee news and updates, and email notification of developments of interest to the specific member. The site has been under development for more than a year. Kelly Williamson and Haris Cheema of AF&PA were co-leaders of the website team. Design and development was by Active Matter of Fairfax, Va. AF&PA represents more than 200 companies and related associations that engage in or represent the manufacturers of pulp, paper, paperboard and wood products. The forest products industry accounts for more than 8 percent of total U.S. manufacturing output, employs 1.5 million people and ranks among the top ten manufacturing employers in 42 states.