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Oregon Lumber Industry
The Oregon lumber industry has undergone a significant transformation in the past two decades. In 1998 the industry’s Sawmills and secondary wood products employed some 20,000 people with a total payroll of $3.3 billion.  Oregon's lumber industry includes logging, sawmills, panel board manufacturers, wood products fabricators, furniture makers, manufactured homes and a variety of other specialty wood products businesses.  In 1998, the lumber industry used about 7 percent of the total energy consumed in Oregon.  

 The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Industrial technologies helps industry research and demonstrate leading edge or emerging technologies. The following technologies are likely to become commercially available in the next year or two and will yield energy savings, waste reduction or productivity benefits for this industry.

Acoustic Wave Sensors
The Office of Industrial Technologies Factsheet – Christian Veneer Dryer (pdf)
Advanced Industrial Materials Program Factsheet (pdf)
The Office of Industrial Technologies Factsheet – Linear Corrugating (pdf)

NICE3 – Lumber Defect Detection System (pdf)
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