API, Inc.’s Forest to Furniture (F2F) Program originated in 2013 concentrated on strengthening the Ohio hardwood forest products Regional Innovation Cluster. Ohio’s forest products industry influences a wide range of sectors that include timber harvesting, logging, sawmills, furniture and millwork manufacturing, paper manufacturing and a robust export market for logs and lumber. Ohio’s forest products industry contributes an astonishing $26 plus billion to its economy with nearly $10 billion in value-added output, over $6.5 billion in wages, and employs over 120,000 Ohioans!
The Forest to Furniture team’s mission is to provide the Ohio wood manufacturing community with a single source of valuable resources. The Ohio Wood Products Directory website was developed to help Ohio’s wood manufacturing companies be more efficient and cost-effective when making supply chain decisions.
The Ohio Wood Products Directory features a Wood Industry Supply Chain Map, Technical Manufacturing Assistance, Industry Blogs, and grant opportunities.