Forestry Technology & Timber Management

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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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Louisiana: All other wood product manufacturing (NAICS 32199)

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NAICS code
Description
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 322 Paper manufacturing
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 3221 Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 32211 Pulp mills
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 32212 Paper mills
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 322121 Paper (except newsprint) mills
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 322122 Newsprint mills
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 32213 Paperboard mills
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 3222 Converted paper product manufacturing
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 32221 Paperboard container manufacturing
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 322211 Corrugated and solid fiber box manufacturing
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 322212 Folding paperboard box manufacturing
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 322213 Setup paperboard box manufacturing
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 322214 Fiber can, tube, drum, and similar products manufacturing
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 322215 Nonfolding sanitary food container manufacturing
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 32222 Paper bag and coated and treated paper manufacturing
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 322221 Coated and laminated packaging paper mfg.
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 322222 Coated and laminated paper manufacturing
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 322223 Coated paper bag and pouch manufacturing
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 322224 Uncoated paper and multiwall bag manufacturing
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 322225 Flexible packaging foil manufacturing
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 322226 Surface-coated paperboard manufacturing
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 32223 Stationery product manufacturing
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 322231 Die-cut paper and paperboard office supplies manufacturing
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 322232 Envelope manufacturing
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 322233 Stationery, tablet, and related product manufacturing
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 32229 Other converted paper product manufacturing
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 322291 Sanitary paper product manufacturing
Graphic snapshot of data for this industry 322299 All other converted paper product manufacturing

Louisiana companies engaged in the timber industry:

State of the Industry

Timber Market to Grow 1.7% Annually >>2017

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.

Industry Products
Planting seedlings; Selling timber; Pest control services; Fire fighting; Other maintenance services
 
Industry Activities
Selling standing timber to logging operators; Planting seedlings; Pest control and firefighting services; Other timber maintenance services