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Forest Products

Forest Products2018-08-08T23:47:09+00:00

SMART PAPER SOLUTIONS

Developing in parallel with our ag industry, Wisconsin’s lumber and paper industry has shifted its focus from logging and railroads to conservation and sustainable practices. Today, Wisconsin’s forest product companies are leading in environmental stewardship through reforestation, research and other practices to protect and maintain the health of the state’s 17.1 million acres of forest, for the sake of both the economy and the environment.

Through the Good Neighbor Authority program, U.S. Forest Service stewardship agreements and institutions like Forest Products Laboratory, agencies and local stakeholders are working together to ensure a robust supply of timber to the forest products and paper industries while supporting forest health. These efforts have resulted in our state leading the way in both papermaking and paper manufacturing employment concentration, offering many career options for those who love the land as much as we do.

FOREST PRODUCTS LEADERSHIP

Wisconsin is consistently ranked at the top, from health care and cost of living to career opportunities and industry development.

#1

PAPERMAKING STATE IN THE U.S.
In Wisconsin, we're maintaining the health of our forests and the economy.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

$1.4 BILLION

IN INTERNATIONAL FOREST PRODUCT EXPORTS
Our forest products industry is focused on using our economical resource responsibly.

#1

IN PAPER MANUFACTURING EMPLOYMENT CONCENTRATION
Careers in conservation, sustainable practices and research are waiting to be filled with talented individuals.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

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FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY RESOURCES

FOREST PRODUCT COMPANIES IN WISCONSIN®

  • Amorim Group

  • Appleton Coated Paper

  • Appvion

  • Ashley Furniture

  • Cascades Inc.

  • Catalyst Paper

  • Corenso

  • Domtar

  • Expera Specialty Solutions

  • Hurd Windows & Doors

  • Kimberly-Clark

  • Kolbe & Kolbe

  • Marth Wood

  • McDonald Owen

  • Seda

  • Sofidel

  • Stella Jones

  • Wholetrees

  • Wisconsin Veneer and Plywood

“Wisconsin is known for its printing and papermaking industries, as well as the technical expertise of those who work in these fields, which makes the state an ideal location for Colbert.”

JIM HAMILTION, President, Colbert Packaging
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TESTIMONIALS

Wisconsin’s strong economic engine is helping businesses across the state maximize their success. Learn how companies are thriving by exploring our testimonials.

“We moved Exact Sciences to Madison because of the state’s strong, dedicated workers and the first-class universities to recruit talent. With the FDA’s approval of Cologuard and our pipeline for potential new cancer screening tests, WEDC is offering another incentive to continue growing our team in Wisconsin.”

KEVIN CONROY • PRESIDENT AND CEO, EXACT SCIENCES • MADISON, WI

“The Jackson and Sturtevant locations provide Kerry and our customers with value-added benefits, including a strong talent pool, robust transportation infrastructure and central proximity to our North American customers and suppliers.”

JAMES EGAN • DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS AND ENGAGEMENT, KERRY • JACKSON AND STURTEVANT, WI