Michigan's forest products industry growing
(Undated) - The state’s forest products industry is growing. That’s according to the Department of Natural Resources. The traditional forest products industry, including sawmills, paper mills, furniture factories, logging, and other wood products manufacturers, reached a combined value of nearly 22-billion dollars in 2019. That’s the most recent year for which statistics are available. Officials say in 2012 the value was 17-point-5 billion dollars. A DNR study on the economics of forest products indicates each direct job in forest products industries supported 1-point-14 additional jobs. Direct employment was pegged at 42-thousand-11 jobs.
In terms of direct jobs, the leading sectors in the forest products industry include paperboard and container manufacturing, wood office furniture manufacturing, commercial logging, and sawmills.