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Wisconsin Paper Council Hosts Annual Meeting and Announces the Launch of the ‘Women in Forest Products Scholarship’ in Partnership with Ahlstrom

To continue its support of one of Wisconsin’s largest industries, the Wisconsin Paper Council will host its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 20 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. As part of this strategic meeting Wisconsin Paper Council in partnership with Ahlstrom, a global leader in fiber-based materials with four plants in Wisconsin, is launching a new ‘Women in Forest Products’ scholarship program.

The Women in Forest Products Scholarship has been established with an initial gift of $20,000 from Ahlstrom.  “Ahlstrom recognizes the need to have more women in the paper industry and this scholarship is designed to encourage high school young women to enter different fields in the paper and forest products industries, and to encourage women leaders already in the field to grow their leadership skills through education,” said Addie Teeters, Head of Marketing Communications & Public Affairs for Ahlstrom, and current Vice Chair of the Wisconsin Paper Council Board of Directors.  “The forest products industry is an innovative and strong industry, and we need to empower our diverse voices and encourage unique talent to join us.”

“The Wisconsin Paper Council has been advocating for Wisconsin’s paper, pulp, and forestry industries for more than 50 years,” commented Scott Suder, Wisconsin Paper Council President. “Wisconsin’s papermaking industry is a key economic driver for our state, and we employ more than 30,000 highly skilled women and men. This scholarship program will help contribute to the sustainability of our industry and will benefit current and future women innovators and papermakers.”

The goal of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a female graduating senior who is pursuing a career in the forestry products or related field, as well as to develop women in the field as future leaders.  Members of the Wisconsin Paper Council and supporters of the Forest Products Industry in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan will continue to have opportunities to support the longevity of the scholarship program. The scholarship fund is housed with the Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.

Media is invited to attend the annual meeting from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and an official “check presentation” officially announcing the scholarship program will occur at 9:30 a.m.  


About The Wisconsin Paper CouncilThe Wisconsin Paper Council (WPC) is the premier trade association which advocates for Wisconsin’s paper, pulp and forestry industries before state and federal elected officials and regulators. The WPC also works to educate the general public and the media about the importance of paper, pulp and forestry production in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest. Learn more at www.wipaper.org.

About AhlstromAhlstrom is a global leader in combining fibers into sustainable specialty materials. Our purpose is to Purify and Protect, with Every Fiber, for a Sustainable World. Our vision is to be the Preferred Sustainable Specialty Materials Company for all our stakeholders. We serve five growing and distinctive end markets, which form the basis for our five divisions: Filtration, Food & Consumer Packaging, Healthcare, Building Materials, and Technical Materials. Our net sales in 2022 for continuing operations amounted to EUR 3.3 billion and we employ some 7,000 people. Read more at www.ahlstrom.com.