The Irish Forest Industries Association (IFIA) has released data showing that timber processing processes in Ireland use wood from two different sources.The IFAI says the process is not the same as the one that is used in the US, where the use of reclaimed wood is outlawed.In the US the use and harvesting of reclaimed timber is regulated under the Endangered Species Act and is prohibited under the...
As the United States shifts toward an ever-larger reliance on timber exports, many businesses and individuals have already begun to shift their operations from the logging industry to the new processing industry.
However, as the number of American jobs depends on this sector, it is vital that the timber processing industry is protected from the loss of the timber bDO industry.
The United States Forest Service and timber processing companies have already announced a plan to shift more than $1 billion in annual timber processing jobs from logging to the timber market by 2025.
In addition, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is reviewing the potential loss of American timber processing businesses to the industry.
As we look ahead, we must understand that our country’s timber industry is a vital lifeline for our country and a critical component of our energy security.
With the federal government’s continuing support for the United Way, the Forest Service is also committed to ensuring that American jobs and livelihoods are preserved and expanded.