Wood Product Manufacturing
Industries in the wood product manufacturing subsector manufacture wood products, such as lumber, plywood, veneers, wood containers, wood flooring, wood trusses, manufactured homes (i.e., mobile home), and prefabricated wood buildings. The production processes of this subsector include sawing, planing, shaping, laminating, and assembling of wood products starting from logs that are cut into bolts, or lumber that then may be further cut or shaped by lathes or other shaping tools. The lumber or other transformed wood shapes may also be subsequently planed or smoothed, and assembled into finished products, such as wood containers. This subsector includes establishments that make wood products from logs and bolts that are sawed and shaped, and establishments that purchase sawed lumber and make wood products.
Occupations in Demand
|Occupational Title||Wage||Typical Education
|Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers||$34,096||High school diploma or equivalent|
|Machine Feeders and Offbearers||$26,581||Less than high school|
|Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers||$45,461||College certificate|