Study Reveals Hardwood Industry's Contribution to Economy

Sterling, VA, February 15, 2019-A new study shows that the U.S. hardwood forest products industry employs over 1.8 million people and contributes $348 billion to the U.S. economy, according to the Decorative Hardwoods Association. 

“The study provides detailed economic impact data-including jobs created-by hardwood plywood and veneer mills, sawmills, flooring companies, kitchen cabinet manufacturers, and more. 

“The hardwood plywood sector is the largest manufacturer in Oregon, South Carolina, and Louisiana and ranks in the top five manufacturers in Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Montana.”

The full study is available here.