Maine's Forest Products Industry
How much do you know about Maine's forest product industry? "Of nearly 500 survey respondents throughout the state, 80% would recommend Maine students consider a forest-related job. FOR/Maine, a public-private coalition promoting the forest products industry, conducted the online poll late in 2020. However, the survey showed that many people don’t recognize that the growth opportunities in forest products extend beyond traditional fields such as lumber and paper-making. In fact, while wood fiber is used in manufacturing cosmetics, food products, chemicals, medical products and bioplastics, none of those applications was recognized by more than roughly 50% of the respondents. The percentage decreased significantly among those under age 44, according to the survey report". Learn more here.