Nebraska Wood Products Accessible Online

Feb. 1, 2013

            LINCOLN, Neb. — A new resource helps producers market forestry products. The Wood Products Exchange, created by the Nebraska Forest Service, is a free online service that facilitates the exchange of forestry-related products and services, making it quicker and more efficient to match products and services to buyers and sellers.

            The NFS online exchange accepts only forestry-related listings: sawmills, tree shears, post peelers, graders, logs and lumber, wood chips, wood pellets and woodshop services.

            "The forest products industry in Nebraska continues to expand production," said Adam Smith, forestry project coordinator. "Nebraska producers and manufacturers need to easily locate forestry equipment and services that can benefit their businesses. Finding local sources is both more efficient and cost-effective."

            Other NFS online wood products resources include a directory of timber buyers and forest products manufacturers, both primary and secondary. An interactive map assists in locating buyers and manufacturers. Primary manufacturers process logs, bolts or other tree sections directly into lumber, veneer, posts, fuel wood, wood chips or other primary wood products. Secondary wood processors are those that manufacture wood products from lumber, partially manufactured logs or wood byproducts resulting from other wood products manufacturing.

            Only businesses that request to be listed in the directory are included, which is divided into a Business Index section listing business names under the appropriate Standard Industrial Classification  system product class. The Business Descriptions section lists businesses alphabetically and includes product and contact information.

            To submit a listing for the free online Wood Products Exchange, contact Dennis Adams at dadams2@unl.edu or Adam Smith at asmith11@unl.edu. Access the Wood Products Exchange at http://nfs.unl.edu/exchange.

Susan Helmink
communications specialist
Nebraska Forest Service
402-472-9869
shelmink3@unl.edu

Dan Moser
IANR News Service
402-472-3030
dmoser3@unl.edu