AFPA members produce $718 million
July 16, 2014, Edmonton – Values of lumber, pulp and paper, and panelboard manufactured by Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) members totaled approximately $718 million for the first quarter of 2014. The value of production was up $47 million or 7% from the same period last year. Compared to the 4th quarter of 2013, production values increased by $39 million or 6%.
"Positive growth has continued for the forest industry," said AFPA President and CEO Paul Whittaker. "We have worked very hard to develop markets for our products, make facilities as efficient as possible, and manage Alberta's forests in a sustainable manner. These results reinforce the good work that has been done."
Alberta's forest industry is a significant social and economic contributor to 50 communities throughout the province. The industry's commitment to the environment, research and innovation, and its employees makes it an ideal place to build a career.
More information can be found at albertaforestproducts.ca.
July 16, 2014 By press release
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