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Title: Wood Products Consumption for Industrial Markets in the United States, Testing a New Research Method

Author: Adair, Craig; McKeever, David B.;

Date: 2013

Source: APA The Engineered Wood Association, 2013; 10 p.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: In early 2012, APA-The Engineered Wood Association conducted studies of three industries: institutional furniture, motor homes, and travel trailers and campers. The survey procedure was the same as that used by APA for many years. Lists of individual manufacturers were purchased, a telephone interviewing company was hired to administer a questionnaire, and APA processed the data to estimate total wood product volumes used by each industry and provide additional insights for each. A few problems were encountered with this research procedure including poor quality lists, difficulty in reaching firms primarily because the calls went to voicemail, and difficulty in reaching a knowledgeable person.

Keywords: "wood products consumption, industrial wood use, institutional furniture, travel trailors, campers, motor homes

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Adair, Craig; McKeever, David B. 2013. Wood Products Consumption for Industrial Markets in the United States, Testing a New Research Method. APA The Engineered Wood Association, 2013; 10 p.


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