UW Oshkosh & The WI Paper Council Announce Strategic Framework Final Report Launch Event

Two-Year Collaborative Study of the Papermaking Industry’s Workforce Challenges and Future Needs Will Be Unveiled on March 30th

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The results of a comprehensive, two-year collaborative study of the workforce challenges and future needs of the state’s papermaking industry will be unveiled at an upcoming launch event on Wednesday, March 30th, 2022. This strategic framework final report was conducted by the UW Oshkosh Center for Customized Research and Services (CCRS) and the Wisconsin Paper Council (WPC) and funded through a WiSys IGNITE! Applied Research grant. The details for this event are as follows:

Strategic Framework Final Report Launch Event Date:

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Ahlstrom-Munksjö

211 Thilmany Road

Kaukauna, WI 5413

Event Point of Contact: Addie Teeters, Head of Marketing Communications & Public Affairs, Ahlstrom-Munksjo


Directions to Ahlstrom Central Office:

Cross the Veterans Memorial Bridge (steel lift bridge), just as you come to the end of that bridge, make a sharp left and take Thilmany Road.

The Kaukauna Public Library will be on your right.

Follow the road to the parking lot and adjacent to the parking lot will be the Ahlstrom-Munksjö Main Entrance.

Note: The GPS address would be 211 Thilmany Road (same building as the Kaukauna Public Library)


CCRS and the WPC have employed an innovative engagement process and collaborated with undergraduate student researchers to capture feedback from company leaders, industry experts, and young professionals through surveys, focus groups, stakeholder sessions and individual interviews.

Copies of the finalized report entitled “A Strategic Framework for Wisconsin’s Paper Industry” will be available at the launch event.

This report will then be presented to both state and federal policymakers in order to develop common-sense, bipartisan policy solutions to assist this industry in retaining and creating jobs in order to remain the number one in papermaking production in the United States.

The Center for Customized Research and Services is recognized as an important driver of regional economic development through the strategic connection of UW Oshkosh talent, intelligence and innovation to Wisconsin businesses and organizations.

The Wisconsin Paper Council 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 promotes the positive economic, environmental, and social contributions of our industries throughout our state and nation. The Wisconsin papermaking industry employees over 30,000 highly skilled men and women whose efforts continue to make Wisconsin the number one papermaker in the United States.