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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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 attached PDF for the official summary of FY15 budget recommendations from Governor Rick Snyder's office 

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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