‘Woods to Goods’ week proclaimed in state

Published 6:00 pm Thursday, October 19, 2023

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During the week of October 15 through October 21, Alabama will celebrate Woods to Goods Week which is a week-long celebration to promote the state’s forest products industry’s professionals, resources, companies, and environmental and economic impact.

Governor Kay Ivey has proclaimed the third week in October as Alabama Woods to Goods Week to coincide with National Forest Products Week.

The forest and forest products industry contributes more than $28.9 billion to Alabama’s economy, and is more than just an industry to the 119,272 Alabamians who are employed as a result of the economic activity it generates.

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Alabama Woods to Goods Week is a promotional event to celebrate Alabama’s second largest manufacturing industry and the impact the industry’s loggers, truck drivers, mill owners and employees, landowners, foresters and the many others who dedicate their lives to forestry have on the state. These individuals make an impact not only in their local communities, but also statewide, nationally and around the world.

Celebrations include mill tours, log site visits, forest product donations, a prescribed fire demonstration and many other educational events for students to public officials to highlight the industry’s environmental, community and economic impact.

To learn more about Alabama Woods to Goods Week and how you can participate visit, www.alwoodstogoods.com.

The Alabama Forestry Association represents Alabama’s forestry community with membership that includes forest products manufacturers, landowners, loggers, wood dealers, foresters, consultants, and others involved in forestry. AFA is dedicated to protecting and improving the business, regulatory and legal environment for landowners and forest business owners to ensure the sustainable growth of Alabama’s forests and forest industry. Forests cover more than two-thirds of the state and provide the raw material for Alabama’s second largest manufacturing industry. Forestry provides a 28.9 billion dollar total economic output to the state’s economy. To learn more, visit: https://www.alaforestry.org/