Prior to 1980, Pennsylvania sawmill owners, being fiercely independent, saw their fellow mill owners only as competitors and not as allies. A mill owner would not dream of going onto the property of another mill owner or working together on issues of common interest.
This perspective changed in 1980, when a group of sawmill owners founded the Hardwood Lumber Manufacturers Association of Pennsylvania.
PFPA will be the predominant statewide advocacy organization for all sectors of the forest products industry, leading changes in state/local government policy and public perception that will enhance the bottom-line competitiveness, profitability and growth of its member companies.
To promote the common interests of the forest products industry within Pennsylvania by:
To take the lead in our industry to adhere to a high standard of conduct complimentary of the timber and forest products profession of Pennsylvania.