Written on 7/5/19 WJJQ
The paper industry plays a crucial role in the Northwoods economy, and a local legislator was recently recognized for his advocacy.
At their annual meeting late last month, the Wisconsin Paper Council named Senator Tom Tiffany as their Legislator of the year. He shared the award with Democratic Representative Katrina Shankland of Stevens Point.
They highlighted Tiffany's push for increased funding for the paper science program at UWSP, as well as legislation promoting sound forestry management practice, reasonable vehicle weight limit laws for raw timber and paper products, and rail service for paper mills.
He also serves as the Chairperson of the newly formed bi-partisan Wisconsin Paper Caucus.
Adam Webster serves on Council's Board of Directors and manages PCA mill in Tomahawk. He said, "Tom is incredibly knowledgeable on our issues and is a strong ally that we can always depend on to fight for our industry."
The meeting had 125 attendees and was held at Lambeau Field.