Wood Products

Pallets, pellets and everything wood

Wood Products and Forestry Industry

Top Employers in the Forestry & Wood Product Industries

  1. Beasley Forest Products
  2. Thompson Hardwood
  3. Pallet One
  4. Hazlehurst Wood Pellets

Wood Pellets as Renewable Energy

Wood pellets are produced using sustainable forestry resources. They have traditionally been used for heating homes but are now replacing coal as a source of heat for power generation.

FRAM Builds 500k Wood Pellet Plant in Hazlehurst, Georgia

Fram, a well-known exporter of wood pellets from the U.S. Southeast, has plans to construct a 500,000 metric ton wood pellet manufacturing plant in Hazlehurst, Georgia.

Forestry and Wood Product Industry

Regional Workforce Quick Stats 

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Jobs in Forest and Wood Products

Jobs for Purdue: Forest And Wood Products increased by 173 jobs (3.2%) from 2011-2016, less than the national growth rate of 7.8%. The industries are projected to increase by 84 jobs (1.5%) from 2016-2021, outpacing the national growth rate of 0.1%.

Job Concentration

Regional job concentration for Purdue: Forest And Wood Products is 3.46 times the national job concentration.

In other words, there are 246% more jobs in Forest And Wood Products in this region than we would expect to find in the average region.

Cost of Labor in the Forest and Wood Product Industry

  • $55,600 Average Earnings
  • $56,700 National Average Earnings
Cost of labor in the region is below average. The regional earnings per job for Purdue: Forest And Wood Products is $55.6K, which is $1.2K below the national average of $56.7K.

Source: Emsi Q2 2017 Data Set | www.economicmodeling.com

Available Industrial Properties

Highway 341 Site

Industrial site owned by the Joint Development Authority of Jeff Davis County and ready for development. Give us a call and come check out the site.

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Lumber City Site

Lumber City Site is owned by the Joint Development Authority of Jeff Davis County. The site is available for industrial development.

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Douglas Highway Site

Owned by the Joint Development Authority of Jeff Davis County, this is a great piece of property. The road and utilities are already developed and on site. Coastal Pines Technical College has a satellite campus at the entrance to the park.

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