Michigan sawmills, pallet mills, and component part manufacturers were surveyed to determine the source and volume of inputs, the volume and destination of outputs, and the channels of distribution of both. All of these manufacturers purchase the majority of their solid wood inputs from within the state. The principal out-of-state input is grade lumber. Sawmills in Michigan sell 53% of the high quality grade lumber out-of-state, pallet mills primarily sell to in-state markets, and component manufacturers sell 65% of their output out-of-state. Fifty percent of grade lumber purchased by component manufacturers was from outside Michigan. Due to increased direct sales, brokers' and wholesalers' assistance in facilitating sales is less important than in the past for all three industries. North. J. Appl. For. 15(2):86-89.
Document Type: Journal Article
Department of Forestry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824
Publication date: June 1, 1998
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Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Northern Journal of Applied Forestry covers northeastern, midwestern, and boreal forests in the United States and Canada.