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Our essential products are used daily by people across the country and around the world. Products such as:

  • cardboard boxes
  • bathroom tissue 
  • copy paper
  • milk and juice cartons
  • cereal boxes
  • magazines 
  • paper towels 
  • medical supplies
  • plywood and lumber
  • baby diapers
  • cellulose in computer screens, textiles and time-release medicine

Our industry is a source of year- round, well-paying jobs in many rural American communities. Our member’s facilities often serve as the largest employer in these towns and counties.

Fast Facts:

  • The forest products industry is a major national employer. The industry is among the top 10 manufacturing employers in 43 states.
  • Forest products jobs create additional wealth in their communities. While employing about 925,000 in the industry, more than 2 million indirect jobs are supported.
  • The forest products industry is a major contributor to the national economy, representing approximately 5% of U.S. manufacturing GDP.
  • Forest products facilities have an effect on local communities. More than 75% of all U.S. pulp and paper mills are located in counties that are more than 80% rural.
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