MFPC actively promotes the family-sustaining employment of Michigan's loggers. Each year Michigan's 1,500 logging firms produce around 4 million cords of fiber, providing the necessary resource to manufacture our everyday products. MFPC is a leader in protecting fiber industry jobs, increasing logger safety, and educating loggers on certified sustainable practices. 

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This revision of the 1987 silvicultural guide (Leak et al. 1987) includes updated and expanded silvicultural information on northern hardwoods as well as additional information on wildlife habitat and the management of mixed-wood and northern hardwood-oak stands. 

Find out from students, professors and recruiters why the paper and packaging industry is always green and always growing. 

 

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: 

See the attached PDF for a complete list of training sessions scheduled for 2014, March through December. 

Upcoming training sessions and session details can also be found in the MFPC calendar at www.michiganforest.com/events

 

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