About the Industry
The U.S. lumber industry is critical to the prosperity and growth of U.S. manufacturing and local communities nationwide. Around the country, the industry is responsible for:
Number of manufacturing facilities.
Across America, including highly-skilled jobs utilizing robotics and 3D imaging, as well as high-paying jobs that don’t require college degrees.
Acres of timberlands owned by 10 million individual family forest landowners.
Why We Need the Full Enforcement of the U.S. Trade Laws
The enforcement of current U.S. trade laws can ensure free and fair trade. Implementing and enforcing an effective framework that prevents subsidized Canadian softwood lumber producers dumping their product in the U.S.
The U.S. industry is capable of supplying most of today’s lumber demand. And with the proper enforcement of U.S. trade laws, or with the development of a new Softwood Lumber Agreement, more American homes can be built with American lumber milled by American workers.