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Forests and the North Carolina Economy

By: Larry Jahn

The forests of North Carolina offer many benefits to all North Carolinians. Properly managed, forests provide wood products, jobs, clean water, wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities. North Carolina’s pine and hardwood forests support one of the state’s largest manufacturing industries—the $19 billion wood products industry. This publication highlights the importance of North Carolina’s forest economy as we enter the 21st century.

Consumer Perceptions of Character Marks on Cabinet Doors

By: Larry Jahn, Matt Bumgardner, Craig Forbes, Cynthia West

What do consumers think of character-marked cabinet doors? If consumers do not object to character marks—naturally occurring features, such as knots, mineral streak, and grain variation—then manufacturers have the potential to increase the value of lower grade veneers.