Kentucky Forest Product Industry Directory

To get a complete listing of all Forest Products Producers in Kentucky click on this link.

For advance search functions, such as finding all commercial sawmills in a particular county click on the advanced search link. Contact Bobby Ammerman for further assistance @ 859-257-9511 ext.256.

Kentucky Forestry Economic Impact Report 2013-2014

Kentucky plays a pivotal role in providing forest products to the U.S. and the forestry sector is a major economic force in the Commonwealth providing over 62,000 jobs and $14 billion to Kentucky's economy in 2015.  Its economic input was generated from 713 facilities located in 109 of Kentucky's 120 counties including a wide range of industries from logging and sawmills to cabinet manufacturers and paper and producers.

          View the full Kentucky Economic Impact Report 2015


The Forest Industry - Southeast Kentucky

The Forest Industry - In Southeast Kentucky

The link above is a video produced by UK College of Agriculture, Dept. of Forestry.  This video highlights what happens to a tree from the woods to the final wood product.  Many KFIA members are interviewed during this video.  This is a very educational, informative video.

Scholarship Opportunities
William H. Steele Memorial Forestry Scholarship Fund  (click here for downloadable form)

The Kentucky Forest Industries Association (KFIA) sponsors the William H. Steele Memorial Forestry Scholarship Fund, which is made available to deserving individuals who hope to pursue a career in the forest products industry.  Interested persons can apply for $500 per semester if planning to enroll or already enrolled in a two or four year university forestry program.   A $600 scholarship is also available for qualified individuals to attend the NHLA Lumber Grading School in Memphis, TN.   

Qualified applicants must have a 2.5 grade point average if already enrolled in a forestry program and at least work one summer for a wood industry company.    

For more information on how to apply for the William H. Steele Memorial Forestry Scholarship contact Rick Goodin, KFIA Education Chairman at 270/692-2128 or the KFIA office at 502/695-3979.            

KFIA is a trade association dedicated to serving and promoting the forest products industry of Kentucky.  Founded in 1965, it has over 600 members in the areas of primary and secondary wood industry, supplier and service industries, wholesale, loggers and landowners.