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Pa. lumber industry further threatened by foreign competition

May 23, 2013

Photo by Colin Deppen – Loggers like Sheeley of 4S Logging and Lumber in Kersey pictured here operating a feller butcher on a mine reclamation job in Weedville, have turned to jobs involving land-clearing services to supplement a slow timber market.

The once thriving Pennsylvania lumber industry is currently in a fight for its life, struggling to adapt to increased foreign competition, an ever changing market place, and the plummeting value of their product.

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