Forest and Paper Products Industry
The forest and paper products industry, of which the P. H. Glatfelter Company is a part, is one of the oldest and largest industries in the United States. Among the top 10 manufacturing employers in 47 states, the industry provides jobs to some 1. 6 million people and produces wood and paper products valued at more than $200 billion each year.
It is also a diverse industry, ranging from state-of-the-art paper mills to small family-owned saw mills and some 7 million individual woodlot owners.
Since 1980, the pulp and paper industry alone has invested more than $130 billion in capital improvements, many of those earmarked for the environment.