View a PDF of the state of the forestry industry in Michigan from 2012, developed by Dr. Larry Leefers, Forest Economist, Michigan State University.
View a PDF developed by forestry industry specialists and experts for the 2013 Forest Products Summit.
The U.S. trucking industry is effectively needing to replace the entire workforce every year (100% turnover) and new legislation is making it very difficult to attract and retain people. In 2015, the U.S. will have a 250,000 deficit in truck drivers.
On Earth Day, April 23, 2013, Governor Rick Snyder called a Forest Products Summit to bring to light the issues and opportunities currently facing the industry. The Governor highlight three questions the industry must address for long-term success:
The graph above shows where Michigan's forests are located by county.
The materials used in this video were developed with support from the USA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory. This video belongs to the American Forest & Paper Asssociation (AF&PA)
The USFS released its summary report on the US forestry industry. The report outlines the condition of the industry over the last 5 years and proposed actions to adapt to a transforming industry sector.