Wood Product Manufacturing Industry
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Industry Overview

Description

Companies in this industry manufacture dimensional lumber; veneers, plywood, engineered wood members, or reconstituted wood products; wood windows and doors, wood flooring, or other millwork; wood containers; pallets; prefabricated wood buildings; or manufactured homes. Major companies include Andersen, Cavco, and Weyerhaeuser (all based in the US), as well as Sekisui House (Japan), Stora Enso (Finland), Svenska Cellulosa (Sweden), and West Fraser Timber (Canada).

Competitive Landscape

Demand is closely tied to the level of home construction. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations, because many products are commodities. Large companies enjoy economies of scale in purchasing. Small companies can often compete successfully by focusing on a local market.

Products, Operations & Technology

Major products include lumber (30% of industry revenue); wood windows, doors, flooring, and other millwork (25%); plywood, veneers, and engineered wood products (20%); wood containers and pallets (10%); and manufactured homes (5%).

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Wood Product Manufacturing industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.

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