Wood & Value Added
The Northeast Superior as a region is strongly rooted in the forest industry and despite the economic downturn of the forest sector it remains the mainstay of the regional economy. As the region rebuilds after the 10 year down cycle, we have begun to consider wood and wood value-added as renewed opportunities for community and regional development. We are cognizant that as the industry re-emerges, it will look different than in the past, and by engaging ourselves in the building of it, we are able to have a say in how it shapes our future.
We consider the forest a resource from root to tree top, and encourage the sustainable, best end use of the raw resource. By working in collaboration we hope to find synergies that allow for our wood to be shipped to mills in a cost effective manner, at the same time as finding new ways for using traditional waste products, biomass and creating more than just lumber from our regional wood. Adding value to our traditional natural resource and identifying new opportunities for the future is a key for economic diversification in forest based economies.