Forestry careers trail in many directions from entry level careers such as Logger or Forestry Technician to graduate level careers in Forestry Research. Timber Management is Louisiana's "Number 1" agricultural commodity. Timber is a valuable source for pulp, paper, furnishings, framing, strand board and more.
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|3221||Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills|
|322121||Paper (except newsprint) mills|
|3222||Converted paper product manufacturing|
|32221||Paperboard container manufacturing|
|322211||Corrugated and solid fiber box manufacturing|
|322212||Folding paperboard box manufacturing|
|322213||Setup paperboard box manufacturing|
|322214||Fiber can, tube, drum, and similar products manufacturing|
|322215||Nonfolding sanitary food container manufacturing|
|32222||Paper bag and coated and treated paper manufacturing|
|322221||Coated and laminated packaging paper mfg.|
|322222||Coated and laminated paper manufacturing|
|322223||Coated paper bag and pouch manufacturing|
|322224||Uncoated paper and multiwall bag manufacturing|
|322225||Flexible packaging foil manufacturing|
|322226||Surface-coated paperboard manufacturing|
|32223||Stationery product manufacturing|
|322231||Die-cut paper and paperboard office supplies manufacturing|
|322233||Stationery, tablet, and related product manufacturing|
|32229||Other converted paper product manufacturing|
|322291||Sanitary paper product manufacturing|
|322299||All other converted paper product manufacturing|
Branching out: Improved construction markets will benefit industry firms
The Timber Services market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets
IBISWorld estimates that the Timber Services industry has a high level of capital intensity. During 2014, for every $1.00 spent on wages, the average industry will spend $0.35 in capital investment. This represents a slight decline in capital intensity over the past five years, due to delayed upgrades and downsizing among industry operators who wanted to reduce operating expenses following the recession. Capital intensity for timber service providers is in line with the rest of the US Forestry sector, which has a significant degree of capital investment meant to improve employee productivity and reduce operating expenses.
The industry's capital expenditures are meant to maintain vast tracts of forest land while keeping prices low.
What is the Timber Services Industry?
The Timber Services industry manages timber tracts for the purpose of selling standing timber. A timber tract is a parcel of land used for growing timber for harvesting on a long rotation cycle (more than ten years). The industry does not include Christmas trees, which are grown on short rotation cycles. This industry also does not include revenue from logging operations.