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Premium Indiana Forest Products

The Premium Indiana Forest Products logo highlights the importance of Indiana's quality hardwood timber along with the value you receive when you buy finished goods using this label. The hardwood industry in Indiana is an integral part of our state's agricultural community. It makes up the largest share of the different agricultural segments in Indiana. The Premium Indiana Forest Products program was established by the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen's Association along with support from Indiana's Department of Agriculture. IHLA conducted face to face, in depth research to see what people thought of the many different products made of Indiana's hardwoods. Individuals were interviewed from the primary and secondary markets, as well as architects, custom home builders and space planners.

Below are several comments from participants.

"Indiana's sustainable supply chain - From forest to finished product, promotes all within our state's borders - Represents a built-in opportunity. Leveraging its infrastructure, Indiana has the ability to easily beat the response and delivery times available to our competitor."

"All things being equal, research participants indicated that they prefer working with Indiana's suppliers. Customers from across the country and around the world trust to do business with Hoosier companies. We are perceived as honest, easy to do business with and support high values. Our national resources and long heritage of craftsmanship help us create beautiful products that last. We call all of the above strong traits - "Hoosier ways of working". "Hoosier ways of working" sets Indiana apart from other domestic and foreign competitors."

"We look to the Premium Indiana Forest Products with pride, knowing it represents the finest products made. Like the people behind it, this brand is straight forward and strong, honest and innovative."

The Premium Indiana Forest Products logo centers on a stylized pattern within the shape of the state of Indiana. The pattern looks like both the veins on a leaf and the branches of a tree, reflecting the origin nature of the products it represents. The color green is added to reflect the sustainability of Indiana's forests and our industry.

Let Jasper Desk be your supplier of a high quality product with a label behind it that represents the best of Indiana's many wonderful traits.

Indiana Forest facts:

  • Indiana has 4.6 million acres of forests. This area is larger than Connecticut and Rhode Island combined.
  • Each year, Indiana's forests grow over 50% faster then what is harvested.
  • Between 1986 and 2005, the net volume of growing stock on Indiana timberland grew from 5.2 billion cubic feet to 8.6 billion cubic feet.
  • The annual growth on Indiana's forest is equivalent to a band of wood 12 inches high and 12 inches wide encircling the earth 1.1 times at the equator.
  • Over 85% of Indiana's forests are privately owned.
  • 70% of the wildlife found in this region require habitat found in young, developing forests, aided by periodic harvesting.
  • Indiana's state-owned forests are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
  • 600,000 acres of private forests are enrolled in Indiana's Classified Forest program.
  • The most common species grown in Indiana are Oak, Hickory, Ash, Maple, Tulip Poplar, Walnut and Cherry.