Remarks as prepared:
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Thomas C. Detwiler a constituent and friend from Ridgway, Pennsylvania.
Tom is the mill manager of Domtar's Johnsonburg mill, and earlier this week, he was awarded the prestigious "Mill-Manager-Of-The-Year" Award from the Paper Industry Management Association at their international conference.
Tom was named Vice President and Mill Manager on July 1, 2006, which is the pinnacle of a professional journey that began over 38 years ago at the same facility, when he was hired as a process engineer.
Over the years, Tom has become a recognized leader in the industry. His work and dedication is an inspiration to all of us, and his concern for the mill and employees over the years is truly commendable.
While being diagnosed with a severe health issue that began almost six years ago, Tom is devoted to the Johnsonburg area, the mill and especially the 378 employees.
A native of Johnsonburg and 1970 graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology from Penn State University.
Tom resides in Ridgway, PA, with his wife Kathy. They have two grown daughters, Lauren and Lynn, who reside in Williamsport, PA.
I want to thank Tom for his service to the community and congratulate him on this esteemed award.
I yield back.