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US Forest Service

The Future of the Hardwood Lumber Industry

Matt Bumgardner

Matt Bumgardner is a Research Scientist with the U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, where he has worked from offices in Princeton, WV and Delaware, OH for over 15 years. Prior to joining the Forest Service, he worked in the plywood industry in Texas. He holds a PhD in Forest Products Marketing from Virginia Tech, as well as degrees in Forestry and Policy from Ohio State.

In his current position, Matt carries out primary and secondary research dealing with various aspects of hardwood markets and economics. He publishes numerous articles in scientific and trade outlets to bring research results to practitioners.


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