Join hundreds of wood processors and thousands of employees in the industry, one of the largest in the state.
West Virginia has a skilled labor force of wood processors, cabinetmakers, bench carpenters, woodworkers and other industry specialists.
Join such national industry leaders as:
The West Virginia Wood Technology Center in Elkins offers a wide range of training and certification programs in advanced wood manufacturing technologies on state of the art, computerized equipment and partners with neighboring Fairmont State University in offering an associate degree in Wood Production Technology. The Center also provides incubator space for wood product startup companies and offers machine rental time on its equipment to incubator tenants as well as area wood businesses in general.
Associate degree programs in forestry/forest technology are also offered at:
Baccalaureate through doctoral degree programs in forest management are offered at:
Professional assistance to forest businesses is available through:
West Virginia’s 12 million acres of forestland and 75 billion board feet of timber inventory form the basis of a thriving wood industry. As one of the top wood-producing states in the nation, West Virginia outputs more than 700 million board feet of lumber, 770 million square feet of OSB and 800 million square feet of veneer annually. The state ranks third nationally in percentage of forested land at 79 percent.