Wood Products Industry Shows Job Growth

The Bulletin has published an article which takes a look at how forest restoration treatments have increased job opportunities in our community.

“The projected growth in the wood-products industry is being fueled by new housing starts and a focus on harvesting smaller-diameter logs and forest restoration work where companies are using the harvest to fuel biomass and other wood-product creation.”

The article also continued “Spurred by new home sales nationwide, the wood products industry sees growth in obtaining stewardship contracts that enable loggers to clear out a national forest of small diameter trees and take the harvest for wood products. There’s a lot of small material in these forests,” said Bruce Daucsavage, president of Ochoco Lumber Co. in Prineville.

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