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Member Support Key to TAPPI's Success, Growth

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TAPPI is, and has always been, a product of its members' efforts.

Because of you, TAPPI is the recognized worldwide resource for information in the paper, packaging, and converting industries, offering 244 industry-setting Standards, 280 Technical Information Papers (TIPs), an e-Library with more than 18,000 documents, and dozens of pioneering conferences, classes, and courses. Thanks to your leadership, we broke new ground in 2011 in Nanotechnology and Bioenergy, and expanded our horizons in Nonwovens and Polymers, Laminates, Adhesives, Coating and Extrusions (PLACE).

Immediate access to valid, reliable information in today's rapidly changing environment is a key driver in moving yourself, and your company, forward. To quote the venerable Yogi Berra, "You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going because you might not get there." Rest assured TAPPI's resources will help you successfully arrive at your chosen destination – be it today, tomorrow, or well into the future.

As 2011 speeds to a close, please accept my thanks for your continued support. We remain indebted to each of you for our growth this year, increasing diversification, solid financial footing, and ongoing efforts to provide value-added services and programs. Looking ahead, it is clear that the continued success of TAPPI depends on your participation because that is really what makes us an active, vibrant, and vital organization. Your assistance in our effort to add new members, attendance at events, and general support all contribute to making TAPPI the leading worldwide resource for the paper, packaging, and converting industries.

Best wishes to all for a happy, healthy, and successful 2012!

Larry N. Montague

TAPPI President and CEO


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