PMA comments to IFO regarding single-use polystyrene and plastic product bans

The Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association (PMA) is the nonprofit, statewide trade organization representing the manufacturing sector, 570,000 employees on plant floors, millions of additional jobs in supporting industries, and more than $93 billion in gross state product in Pennsylvania’s public policy process. We appreciate the opportunity to provide comments to the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) as you develop analysis regarding single-use polystyrene and plastic product bans.

PMA's Response to Governor Wolf's Executive Order Regarding PPE and Other Resources

The following can be attributed to David N. Taylor, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association in response to Governor Wolf’s executive order, dated April 8, 2020, allowing for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with Commonwealth agencies to “commandeer… personal protective equipment, pharmaceuticals, and other medical resources located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

Wolf Administration Announces New Resource for Manufacturers to Produce COVID-19-Related Supplies

Harrisburg, PA – On April 4 Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the creation of the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Call to Action Portal, which will mobilize manufacturers that are producing COVID-19-related products and supplies or can pivot to producing COVID-19-related supplies.

To Fight Pandemic, Manufacturers Need Wolf to Amend Executive Order


Overly-broad and imprecise business closure order will scramble supply chains, thwart production of life-saving goods, prevent those goods from reaching end users, and unnecessarily inflict lasting economic damage.

March 19, 2020 (Harrisburg, PA) – In response to the executive order issued by Governor Tom Wolf earlier today, Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association President & CEO David N. Taylor made the following statement: