Canadian Forest Service Publications

An examination of secondary manufacturing in British Columbia: structure, significance and trends. 1999. Wilson, W.R.; Stennes, B.; Wang, S. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Working Paper WP-99.02. 34 p.

Year: 1999

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 5246

Language: English

Series: Working Paper WP (PFC - Victoria)

Availability: PDF (download)

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This report presents the results of a 1998 survey of the British Columbia solid wood secondary manufacturing industry. The project was designed to gather operational data on 1997 sector activity to update information produced from earlier industry surveys completed for 1990 and 1994. In addition, the database collected for the project will also be used to support FRBC efforts to examine the effectiveness of their value-added program and by the BC government. The 1997 industry information is analyzed to provide a quantitative and qualitative examination on the current structure and significance of the sector, and a discussion on the major challenges confronting secondary manufacturing. In addition, the report provides a definition for secondary manufacturing and outlines the basis for the strong interest among various sector stakeholders in secondary manufacturing.