Alabama Industries Forest Products
Alabama has the third largest timberland base in the United States with nearly 23 million acres. The forest products industry is the state’s largest manufacturing industry, producing an estimated $4 billion worth of products (GDP) with plenty of opportunity to grow.
As the 3rd largest timberland base in the U.S., our state is in the top ten producers of pulp, paper, lumber, and wood panel production.
Forestry and Logging
Wood Product Manufacturing
Forest Products Industries with a Presence in Alabama
Growing and nurturing the forest-based economy through education and workforce training
Alabama is committed to providing a high standard of education and training in the forest products industry.
Alabama Center for Paper and Bioresource Engineering at Auburn University
This program provides undergraduate, graduate and continuing education in science and engineering to meet the needs of the pulp and paper industry and allied biomass-based industries.
Alabama A&M University
Alabama A&M University’s forestry program is nationally accredited and a Center of Excellence with the USDA Forest Service.
Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
The school of Forestry & Wildlife Siences is the flagship program for forestry, wildlife, and natural resources in Alabama. It offers world-class faculty, state-of-the-art labs, expansive field sites, and technological resources to develop students into tomorrow’s leaders.
In total, there are 28 four-year colleges and universities and 24 two-year community and technical colleges strategically located throughout the state.
Alabama’s #1 incentive, provides a total workforce delivery system at no cost to qualified employers.
The Forest Products Development Center (part of AIDT) facilitates forest-based economic development within Alabama by providing a wide range of technical information and analytical support to industry.