Officials tour Weyerhaeuser plant
United States Sen. John Boozman (R) and U.S. Congressman Bruce Westerman (R) are teaming up this week for the “Seed2Sawmill Tour.” They began Tuesday with a tour of the Weyerhaeuser facility at Emerson.
Westerman explained the two were starting their forestry tour, and would “spend three days in the southern part of Arkansas - seedlings to sawmill.” They toured Weyerhaeuser’s nursery facility Tuesday morning, met with some of the facility’s workforce, and then toured the processing facility.
According to the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), this tour is designed to promote forest health and highlight the industry’s deep economic benefits to the state of Arkansas. The tour will examine each aspect of forestry, from the planting to its use in products such as paper and building materials.