Washington, D.C. – American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman highlighted the value of Massachusetts paper products manufacturers to the economy ahead of Massachusetts Advocacy Day. During face-to-face meetings with state legislators at the State House in Boston, MA on May 10, AF&PA and member company representatives will advocate for common-sense public policy that will help Massachusetts companies grow the economy and create jobs.
“More than 125 pulp, paper and packaging manufacturers and mill facilities across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts provide family-wage jobs to more than 12,000 men and women; impressive numbers that deserve to increase,” said Harman. “Legislation that supports effective recovery of paper and paper-based packaging, fair treatment of paper bags and sound energy policy will go a long way toward helping Massachusetts companies achieve that goal. AF&PA thanks lawmakers for keeping that conversation moving forward and encourages lawmakers to work with local industry to advance common sense public policies that will support economic growth and job creation in the Bay State.”