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Grant Program Available to Cover Permitting Costs for Value-Added Forest Products Businesses Montpelier, VT – The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) announced the availability of grant funds to cover permitting costs for businesses engaged in adding value to forest products. The Vermont…
MONTPELIER – A new report finds that Vermont’s vibrant forest economy directly employs over 9,100 people and has $1.4 billion in sales. Total contributions from the sector support nearly 14,000 jobs, with labor income over $500 million, and $2.1 billion in sales.   These are the findings of a 2020…
The Wood Works Council hosted its fall meet-up on September 16th with two great programs in one afternoon.  Third Branch Horse Logging in Northfield welcomed us for the first stop. Brad Johnson, joined by business partner John Plowden (partner Derek O’Toole was not present) conducted the tour.  Brad…
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Now is Your Moment! Vermont has over 2000 woodworking shops. Many are small operations in a garage or basement. Several are workshops with 5-15 craftspeople working together. A handful are large manufacturing facilities (large in Vermont terms anyway) with 50-100+ craftsmen. Regardless of the size of…
VWWC member, David Hurwitz, will be exhibiting on the main floor of Studio Place Arts'  "Rock Solid" exhibit in Barre, Vermont. You will be able to view David's hand carved and painted poplar table, with a petrified wood top from September 15 - October 30, 2021 Click here for more information on the…
A project initiated by the Northeast –Midwest State Foresters Alliance, Forest Markets & Utilization Committee researched contributions of the forest products industry in the 20 Northeast and Midwest states. The project was funded, in part, by a Landscape Scale Restoration Grant and administered by Michigan…
The newest member of the Vermont Woodworks Council is Hauskaa. Based in Burke, Hauskaa is a maker of little wooden houses for fun, form, and function. Hauskaa’s handcrafted houses can serve as candleholders, keepsakes, conversations pieces, collectibles, or part of a design-forward Nordic village as…
By Christine McGowan, Forest Products Program Director at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Updates to Vermont’s 100-year old tree warden statutes provide clarity, opportunity for collaboration.According to Elise Schadler, a program manager with Vermont Urban and Community Forestry, a tree warden is a modern-day…
By William Sampson Skyrocketing lumber prices have grabbed the media spotlight recently, but most of the attention has been focused on softwood lumber and homebuilding. In reality, the crisis is more widespread than just homebuilding and has reached deep into the woodworking industry across North America,…
Grant Program Available to Cover Permitting Costs for Value-Added Forest Products Businesses Montpelier, VT – The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) announced the availability of grant funds to cover permitting costs for businesses engaged in adding value to forest products. The Vermont…
MONTPELIER – A new report finds that Vermont’s vibrant forest economy directly employs over 9,100 people and has $1.4 billion in sales. Total contributions from the sector support nearly 14,000 jobs, with labor income over $500 million, and $2.1 billion in sales.   These are the findings of a 2020…
The Wood Works Council hosted its fall meet-up on September 16th with two great programs in one afternoon.  Third Branch Horse Logging in Northfield welcomed us for the first stop. Brad Johnson, joined by business partner John Plowden (partner Derek O’Toole was not present) conducted the tour.  Brad…
September's Marketing ReportAugust's Marketing ReportJULY'S Marketing ReportJUNE's Marketing ReportMAY's Marketing ReportAPRIL's Marketing ReportMARCH Marketing ReportFEBRUARY Marketing ReportJANUARY Marketing Report
Now is Your Moment! Vermont has over 2000 woodworking shops. Many are small operations in a garage or basement. Several are workshops with 5-15 craftspeople working together. A handful are large manufacturing facilities (large in Vermont terms anyway) with 50-100+ craftsmen. Regardless of the size of…
VWWC member, David Hurwitz, will be exhibiting on the main floor of Studio Place Arts'  "Rock Solid" exhibit in Barre, Vermont. You will be able to view David's hand carved and painted poplar table, with a petrified wood top from September 15 - October 30, 2021 Click here for more information on the…
A project initiated by the Northeast –Midwest State Foresters Alliance, Forest Markets & Utilization Committee researched contributions of the forest products industry in the 20 Northeast and Midwest states. The project was funded, in part, by a Landscape Scale Restoration Grant and administered by Michigan…
The newest member of the Vermont Woodworks Council is Hauskaa. Based in Burke, Hauskaa is a maker of little wooden houses for fun, form, and function. Hauskaa’s handcrafted houses can serve as candleholders, keepsakes, conversations pieces, collectibles, or part of a design-forward Nordic village as…
By Christine McGowan, Forest Products Program Director at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Updates to Vermont’s 100-year old tree warden statutes provide clarity, opportunity for collaboration.According to Elise Schadler, a program manager with Vermont Urban and Community Forestry, a tree warden is a modern-day…
By William Sampson Skyrocketing lumber prices have grabbed the media spotlight recently, but most of the attention has been focused on softwood lumber and homebuilding. In reality, the crisis is more widespread than just homebuilding and has reached deep into the woodworking industry across North America,…

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