The Appalachian Hardwood Center (AHC) at West Virginia University, is a jointly supported center of the WVU Extension Service and the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design.
The center was established in 1987 by the West Virginia Legislature to provide technical and research support for the state's growing wood products industry. The AHC is a center of excellence for outreach; extension and technology transfer; professional development; and applied research. The AHC serves sustainable natural resource-based businesses and communities as well as private forest landowners and natural resource professionals in the Appalachian forest region.
The grant has gone to the Appalachian Hardwood Center, a joint effort of WVU’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and Extension Service. The money will be used to develop a collaborative training program to support West Virginia’s logging industry and, by extension, green energy efforts that rely on logging byproducts.
This directory presents information about the production and use of wood byproducts, including sawdust, bark, chips, shavings, slabs, and edgings, in West Virginia and areas of adjoining states where business is conducted in West Virginia during the summer of 2010. Information presented in this report was obtained through a mail survey of primary and secondary wood products manufacturers and potential users of wood byproducts identified by the Appalachian Hardwood Center (AHC).