A New Model for Forest Sector Research and Development in the United States

In tough times companies and governments look to cut costs.  Unfortunately, those cuts may come at the expense of future opportunities, such as new product development.  A new report authored by Dr. Robert Kellison, Professor Emeritus, North Carolina State University, finds that the forest products manufacturing  industry invests less than one-seventh as much as the average U.S. manufacturing sector, seriously undermining the industry’s capacity to remain viable in the face of intense, global competition.

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