Power of Manufacturing on Display with IP Lobby Day

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Feb. 27, 2015 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Earlier this week more than 30 employees from International Paper took to the Capitol to talk about what their company brings to California and encourage lawmakers to pursue policies that create a positive environment for their growth here.

The delegation included representatives from many of the 27 International Paper facilities located in California and, in a demonstration of the importance California holds for the company, several headquarter employees joined in the two-day event. International Paper employees racked up an impressive round of 63 legislative meetings and drew attention from Capitol leaders, including Senators Isadore Hall (D-Inglewood) and Connie Leyva (D-San Bernardino) and Assemblymember Young Kim (R-Fullerton) among others.

International Paper raised key issues that affect manufacturers across the industry and state as well as highlighted many of the steps the company is taking to improve operations and promote sustainability throughout the process. Among the key talking points for the delegation was the value of California’s recently enacted Sales and Use Tax Exemption and the desire to see that extended beyond 2022 and concerns regarding the rising cost of workers’ compensation insurance.

CMTA believes that activities, like International Paper’s lobby day, are a great way to ensure that legislators hear the issues that are important to California manufacturers and, equally importantly, shows the priority of those issues because you have to take time away from your core business. If your company would like to come to Sacramento to tell your story and talk with legislators about the issues facing your business, please contact CMTA staff for more information.

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