Congratulating Weyerhaeuser Companyby Representative G. K. Butterfield
Posted on 2013-12-11
of north carolina
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Mr. BUTTERFIELD. Mr. Speaker, I rise to congratulate Weyerhaeuser
Company on being recognized as one of the most community-minded
companies in the Nation. Weyerhaeuser was among 50 companies to be
awarded this honor by Points of Light and the National Conference on
Citizenship's Civic 50 rankings.
Since 1957, Weyerhaeuser has been an integral part of eastern North Carolina. In the First Congressional District that I represent, Weyerhaeuser operates the Softwood Lumber Mill in Plymouth and the Carolina Timberlands Area and GHW Operations Center in Washington. Weyerhaeuser also owns or leases more than 545,000 acres of timberland across the state. The company employs 1,051 North Carolinians and helps support families and businesses in many rural communities.
Weyerhaeuser has been an important contributor to North Carolina's economy and has served as an environmental steward and strong corporate citizen. Since 2008, Weyerhaeuser has donated more than $2.5 million to philanthropic causes throughout North Carolina. Since 1903, the company has provided more than $215 million to support affordable housing and shelter, education and youth development, environmental stewardship, human services, and civic and cultural growth.
The second annual Civic 50 was selected through a stringent survey of S&P 500 companies and measured corporate commitment to improving communities, corporate investment in philanthropy, and civic culture.
[[Page E1842]] Mr. Speaker, I commend employees of Weyerhaeuser Company in North Carolina and throughout the country for their commitment to improving their communities for future generations. I ask my colleagues to join me in honoring and celebrating their efforts to make North Carolina a better place to live and work.