In a proclamation by Governor Kay Ivey, Alabama gears up to celebrate Woods to Goods Week from October 15 to October 21. This week-long event aims to spotlight Alabama’s thriving forest products industry, its professionals, companies, and its profound environmental and economic contributions.
Alabama Woods to Goods Week coincides with National Forest Products Week, emphasizing the significance of the state’s forest sector, which injects over $28.9 billion into Alabama’s economy and employs 119,272 Alabamians.
This promotional week sheds light on Alabama’s second-largest manufacturing industry, honoring the dedication of loggers, truck drivers, mill owners, landowners, foresters, and other forestry stakeholders who play pivotal roles, not just locally but on a national and global scale.
The festivities include mill tours, log site visits, forest product donations, a prescribed fire demonstration, and numerous educational events for all, from students to public officials, highlighting the industry’s environmental, community, and economic contributions.
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The Alabama Forestry Association represents the state’s forestry community, uniting forest product manufacturers, landowners, loggers, wood dealers, foresters, consultants, and others invested in forestry. The AFA is committed to safeguarding and enhancing the business, regulatory, and legal framework for landowners and forest business owners, ensuring the sustainable growth of Alabama’s forests and forest industry.
With forests blanketing more than two-thirds of the state, they serve as the backbone of Alabama’s second-largest manufacturing industry. Forestry contributes an impressive $28.9 billion to the state’s total economic output. For further information, visit here.