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Forestry and Wood Products

Rooted in Rich History

Forestry and Wood Products

Rooted in Rich History

Abundant acres of woodlands serve Franklin County not only as popular hiking locations, but also provide the raw materials for one of its biggest exports: wood products. The forestry industry in Franklin County involves using trees as a renewable resource for wood, paper or biomass. Local logging companies are integrated into local industry and needs, acting as suppliers of building materials, heating pellets and firewood to our towns and cities. Meanwhile, unique companies like Adirondack Wood Furnishings and  John Gillis Cabinetry, Inc. create consumer products like furniture and other home decor.

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  • Workforce and Education
Local Wood Products

Creating Local Products from Raw Materials

In Franklin County, creative local artisans produce high-quality, hand-crafted wood products for consumers in the local community and across the nation. Adirondack Wood Furnishings, Heritage Woodworks, and Perry’s Custom Woodworking, Inc. are all longstanding woodworking companies in the Franklin County area that produce custom items.  Adirondack 1892, a storefront in Malone, NY, sells beautiful furniture and home decor in addition to offering interior design services. John Gillis Cabinetry, Inc., located in Tupper Lake, specializes in furniture-quality custom cabinetry.

Workforce and Education

Forestry Education Programs

Paul Smith’s College, ranked the No. 2 best college in New York for forestry, offers a comprehensive bachelor’s degree program that equips students with a foundation of technical, field-based and applied education. The forestry degree program offers concentrations in ecological forest management, forest operations or forest biology. In addition, North Country Community College offers programs in environmental science and environmental studies, with classes related to forestry.

Notable Employers

Abundant forestry and wood product companies create a strong network in Franklin County.


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