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Title: Changes in structural panel technologies and economies

Source: In: Proceedings, 23d annual Pacific Northwest regional economic conference; 1989 April 26-28; Corvallis, OR. Seattle, WA: Northwest Policy Center; 1989; pp. 63-69.

Author(s)Spelter, Henry

Publication Year: 1989  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings

Abstract: The plywood industry is an important component of the Pacific Northwest's industrial base. Plywood manufacturing directly employs about 20,000 people who produce about 11 billion square feet of panels in the five Pacific Northwest states. However, how much of this industry can compete successfully in today's panel markets remains a question. Indeed, announcements of mill closures in the Pacific Northwest have become frequent, with 19 mill closings reported in the past 2 years (Donne1 1989).

Keywords: plywood; wood panels; wood technology; economic analysis

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 376 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/04/2014
RITS Product ID: 68622
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Spelter, Henry N.
Economist (Volunteer)

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