Stan Webb, manager of Weyerhaeuser Softwood Lumber manufacturing in Philadelphia, is the new chairman of the Mississippi Lumber Manufacturers Association.

In this capacity, Webb represents MLMA at state-wide events and oversees the MLMA board of directors and annual meetings.

"We're pleased to have Stan Webb selected to chair the Mississippi Lumber Manufacturers Association," said Kent Walker, cice president/plant manager for Columbus Cellulose Fibers and chair of the Weyerhaeuser Mississippi Management Council. "Weyerhaeuser is proud of our leadership presence in the state and this appointment reinforces our company's commitment to the region."

Webb, a native of Philadelphia, joined the Weyerhaeuser lumber facility in 1978. During his 35 year career at Weyerhaeuser's Philadelphia mill, Webb has worked in numerous roles including operator, supervisor and manufacturing analyst. Since 2003, Webb is accountable for the operations and performance of the Philadelphia facility.

The Mississippi Lumber Manufacturers Association (MLMA) is based in Jackson and provides a single point of contact for lumber manufacturers in Mississippi to promote the use of southern pine and hardwood lumber, to increase demand for such products and to give producers a unified voice in addressing matters of importance to the industry.

"The Mississippi Lumber Manufacturers Association provides a vital service to our members and the communities where we operate," said Webb. "Lumber mills provide many direct and indirect jobs in rural communities throughout our state and help improve our rural way of life. I appreciate the opportunity to be a key advocate in spreading the message of our industry's value and the importance our products provide for the residential housing market as well as industrial uses of lumber."