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Feb 2, 2015

Summer Interns Available: May 2015 Graduates Looking for Full-Time Employment

Our undergraduate Sustainable Materials and Technology (SMT) program (formerly the Wood Products program) is part of the Forest Biomaterials Department.  SMT is an applied material science and engineering program focused on the economic, environmental, and social attributes of renewable materials (of which wood is the premier sustainable material). Our program provides specialized training and hands… 

Oct 9, 2014

Farm Harvests Contribute to Forestry Too

With fall in the air, harvest season is upon us. Revenues generated from farming include not only crops and livestock, but also forest products. The USDA, when compiling farm income statistics, classifies forest products produced on farms as either timber, firewood, maple syrup, Christmas trees, or decorative products. The total value of forest-based production on U.S.… 

Aug 25, 2014

NC State’s Wood Products Extension Attends IWF 2014 in Atlanta

A group from NC State University Wood Products Extension and the Sustainable Materials and Technology program (formerly the Wood Products program, both housed in NCSU’s Department of Forest Biomaterials) recently attended IWF 2014 (International Woodworking Fair). Our consensus was that this year’s show was better attended than the previous two shows in Atlanta. We had a… 

Jun 26, 2014

Dr. Eric McConnell Joins Wood Products Extension at NC State

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Eric McConnell to the Wood Products Extension team in the Department of Forest Biomaterials. Eric will start at NC State in September as an Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor, and he will be part of our eight-person Sustainable Materials and Technology program.  Eric is coming to us from Ohio State… 

Feb 11, 2014

Your Largest Financial Investment in a Single Wood Product

Okay, pop quiz time.  Put away your book and take out your number two pencil. Ready? Circle the best answer to the following question: Approximately how much wood is in the 2,400 sq. ft. American home shown below? a).   4,000 board feet b). 14,000 board feet c). 24,000 board feet d). 34,000 board feet… 

Aug 1, 2013

North Carolina’s Forest Products Industry is an Economic Engine

The U.S. Department of Commerce subdivides the forest products industry into four sectors: Forestry and Logging; Wood Product Manufacturing; Paper Manufacturing; and Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing.  Based on the most recent numbers available, the number of forest products industry manufacturing establishments located in North Carolina total 2,259.  These industries employ approximately 67,500 manufacturing individuals. … 

Jun 12, 2013

Harden Your House Against High Winds

Tornado and hurricane season is upon us, and now is the time to take a look around your home to make sure you are as prepared as possible for anticipated violent weather. Although you can never make your home “wind proof,” here are few things you should check around your house to help keep it and… 

May 15, 2013

Welcome to NCSU’s Wood Products Extension New Website & Blog

NCSU’s Wood Products Extension is happy to announce our updated web page and blog. We hope to periodically update this site with news in information relevant to both the wood products industry and the wood consuming public. North Carolina State University’s Wood Products Extension will conduct the 45th Annual Hardwood Dry Kiln Operator’s Short Course at…