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The Great Surprise.

Alabama Development Office

With the third largest commercial timberland base in the U.S., one-stop environmental permitting, a central location and a transportation network second to none, Alabama is a must consideration for secondary wood products manufacturers seeking a site for a new facility. Alabama's primary forest products infrastructure makes it a perfect choice for industries such as high-quality furniture manufacturing.

Alabama Development Office

Alabama Center for Commerce

401 Adams Ave.

Montgomery, Ala. 36130

(800) 248-0033/(205) 242-0400

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Alabama Electric Cooperative

Wood & Power! The two have a lot in common in the Deep South. Alabama Electric Cooperative serves electric power to Alabama and northwest Florida, which is the heart of the southern timber belt. And we serve reliable, low-cost power to the largest electrical user in Alabama, a megawatt newsprint facility. We can provide you with information about sites, buildings, resources and electric power. Call today!

Jim Brook, Industrial Marketing

Alabama Electric Cooperative Inc.

P.O. Box 550

Andalusia, Ala. 36420-0550

(800) 264-2571

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East Kentucky Power

Bluegrass isn't the only thing that grows in Kentucky, especially in the eastern part of the state. In addition to rich bluegrass, many companies are finding a lot of the things that make their bottom lines grow - like hardwood forests, an outstanding transportation system (with Interstates 64 and 75), a proven labor force, and affordable buildings and land. Add it all up and it's easy to see why companies like Toyota, Teledyne and Sherwin-Williams have chosen to locate here.

Jim Coleman or Dave Ravencraft

East Kentucky Power Cooperative


4758 Lexington Road

P.O. Box 707

Winchester, Ky. 40391

(606) 744-4812

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Set your sights for Hibbing.

Hibbing, Minn.

The Hibbing Chamber Business Development Corp. offers wood park industrial lots to qualified businesses for $1. Located 200 miles north of Minneapolis in northeastern Minnesota, 200 acres are available with abundant process water, sewer, steam, gas, electricity, rail access and roads. Hibbing Chamber Business

Development Corp.

P.O. Box 727

Hibbing, Minn. 55746

(218) 262-3898

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Your First Call to Iowa

Iowa Area Development Group

The Iowa Area Development Group invites you to access the advantages of private development expertise. This group is responsive, discreet and experienced. They will help interested businesses by helping to provide financial packaging and computerized site and building database are available.

Iowa Area Development Group

2700 Westown Parkway

Suite 425

West Des Moines, Iowa 50265

(800) 888-4743

FAX: (515) 223-5719

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Marinette County

Wisconsin At Its Best

Marinette County, Wis.

The Marinette County for Business and Industry Inc. is a joint public/private partnership for country-wide economic development. Our mission is to improve the economic climate and increase employment opportunities and the tax base of Marinette County. We can assist you with our building and site inventory, demographic and development data files and administration of the Revolving Loan Fund.

For more information on Marinette County - Wisconsin at its Best - contact:

Larry Muffett

Marinette County Assn. for Business

and Industry

601 Marinette Ave.

P.O. Box 474

Marinette, Wis. 54143

(800) 236-0230

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Mississippi Power

Mississippi Power Co.

We know Mississippi inside and out and we'd like to assist you in growing your business here. Whatever your specific product category, we will assist you to the degree you desire. Give us a call. Mississippi Power Co., an operation company of Atlanta-based Southern Co.

Mississippi Power Company

2992 W. Beach Blvd.

P.O. Box 4079

Gulfport, Miss. 39501

(601) 865-5846

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Monongahela Power

Part of the Allegheny Power System

Monongahela Power, W.Va.

Monongahela Power Co.'s economic development team will illuminate the advantages of locating in northern West Virginia and southeastern Ohio by:

* Connecting you with governmental development organization.

* Finding tax incentives, financing alternatives and job training programs.

* Providing information on sites, building, communities, the labor forces and wages.

* Reviewing your specifications and tailoring our recommendations accordingly.

* Escorting tours of buildings, sites, residential areas and recreational facilities.

* Arranging meetings with community officials, property owners, civic leaders, financial groups, etc.

Each inquiry is handled individually, thoroughly and confidentially. Whether a project is large or small, we welcome the opportunity to use our resources to help meet your needs.

Monongahela Power Co.

1310 Fairmont Ave.

Fairmont, W.Va. 26554

(304) 367-3424

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Oglethorpe Power Corporation

2100 East Exchange Place * P.O. Box 1349

Tucker, Georgia 30085-1349

Oglethorpe Power Corp., Ga.

Georgia's $10 billion forestry industry employs more than 81,000 people, making it a prime location for wood and wood products manufacturers. Together, Oglethorpe Power Corp. and 39 Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs) form a network that offers confidential location services, wage/labor data, electrotechnology support and power costs analyses. These and other services are available at no charge to new and existing wood-related manufacturers considering the state of Georgia.

Oglethorpe Power Corp. is a generation and transmission cooperative providing electric power to 39 consumer-owned EMCs. These EMCs serve more than 2 million Georgians throughout the state. Dozens of wood-related manufacturers are prospering with the help of services provided by the Oglethorpe Power System.

Oglethorpe Power Corp.

Don Yates

2100 E. Exchange Pl.

P.O. Box 1349

Tucker, Ga. 30085-1349

(404) 270-7504

FAX: (404) 270-7535

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PacifiCorp Electric Operations

PacifiCorp Electric Operations is a diversified electric utility serving the seven western states of Oregon, Washington, northern California, Utah, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. Known for its abundant supplies of natural resources and low-cost electricity, the west offers significant advantages to wood product - related businesses. For free confidential information and site location assistance on over 500 communities in seven western states contact:

PacificCorp Electric Operations

Scott Hull

920 S.W. 6th Ave.

Suite 300

Portland, Ore. 97204

(800) 327-7723

FAX: (503) 464-5462

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Pennsylvania Dept. of Commerce

Quality hardwood, market location, a skilled workforce and a dedicated government make Pennsylvania a proven state of hardwood opportunity. A hardwood coordinator is available to assist companies with services including site selection, financial assistance, permits and job training. In the past five years, 95 hardwood firms have received over $70 million from the state for expansion projects.

Pennsylvania also offers the nation's fourth largest highway system, fourth largest number of airports and a 6,000-mile rail system.

For more information, contact: Dan Kennedy, Hardwood Coordinator

Governor's Response Team

439 Forum Building

Harrisburg, Pa. 17120

(717) 787-8199

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Southern Illinois - Profit

with People

Southern Illinois Coalition

The Southern Illinois Coalition is an economic development team representing the southernmost 20 counties of Illinois. The Southern Illinois Coalition will provide and fulfill all information needs, coordinate site visits, and prepare specific location and incentive packages for business clients. The Southern Illinois Coalition area consists of the Shawnee National Forest and many private property owners able to sell quality hardwood and softwood species. The Coalition region has a large available semi-skilled work-force.

For more information, contact:

Mike Chell


1800 W. Main St.

Marion, Ill. 62959

(618) 997-3311

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Southwest Indiana Development Council

P.O. Box 953

Evansville, Indiana 47586


Southwest Indiana

The 11-county region of southwest Indiana is bounded on the south and west by the Ohio and Wabash rivers, on the east by the beautiful hills of southern Indiana and on the north by the fertile Wabash and White river valleys. The region is rich in natural resources and supports a diverse economic base of industry and agriculture. Its location in the center of the Midwest and the midsouth makes it an ideal location for industrial expansion.

For information, contact:

Southwest Indiana Development


P.O. Box 953

Evansville, Ind. 47586

(812) 464-4731

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Port of Walla Walla

Melrose Industrial Building

Walla Walla, Wash.

The Melrose Industrial Building, a modern secondary wood products plant in Walla Walla, WA, is available for sale or lease by the Port of Walla Walla. Completed in 1987, the 88,000-square-foot tilt-up concrete building features wood scrap and saw-dust conveyor system, cyclones and fuel house. The building is equipped with four high dock doors and three drive through doors. The plant includes a breakroom with lockers and a second level office mezzanine is located in the center of the building. Heating is provided by boiler and operates on wood fines or natural gas. An adjacent 8,000-square-foot office and warehouse complex is available.

For information, contact:

Jim Kuntz, Manager

Port of Walla Walla

P.O. Box 1077

2921 Melrose

Walla Walla, Wash. 99362-9525

(509) 525-3100

FAX: (509) 525-3101

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West Virginia

A Hitter's Paradise.

West Virginia

Find out why so many wood products manufacturers are making "hits" for their companies in West Virginia. A new information packet, "West Virginia Opportunities: Our Woods Are Full of Them," details the resources of West Virginia that are turning the state into a field of dreams. To receive your free "West Virginia Opportunities" packet, write:

Bob Plymale

Governor's Office of Community and

Industrial Development

B-517 State Capitol

Charleston, W.Va. 25305

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Hardwood manufacturers profit from

Pennsylvania's resources

Hardwood firms profit in Pennsylvania.

Governor Robert P. Casey, with bipartisan support of the Pennsylvania legislature, created a 21-member Hardwoods Development Council in 1988 to help expand and promote Pennsylvania's forest products industry. Since then, 95 wood product manufacturers have received more than $70 million from the state for expansion projects.

Hardwood firms profit in Pennsylvania because they have: * Access to quality hardwoods: Pennsylvania has the largest reserve of hardwood in the nation - nearly 16 million acres of commercial forest land. Statewide, 15,000 sawmills produce more than 1 billion board feet of quality oak, cherry, ash and other hardwood lumber annually.

* Unparalleled market location: Pennsylvania is centrally located with 40% of the U.S. population and purchasing power and 60% of Canada's within 500 miles of Harrisburg, its state capital.

* Comprehensive transportation system: Pennsylvania has the nation's fourth largest highway system and number of airports and landing facilities, a 6,000-mile rail system, and a port system that provides access to the Atlantic Ocean, the Great Lakes, and the Ohio River System.

* Low-cost utilities: Pennsylvania is one of the most energy-productive states in the nation. No other state produces more electricity with its own resources, and its rates are lower than any contiguous state's.

* Productive and skilled labor force: More than 100,000 people are employed by Pennsylvania's forest products industry - nearly 9% of its manufacturing workforce.

* Commitment from state government to help companies grow: The Hardwoods Development Council, comprised of leaders from industry, trade organizations, education and government, strengthens the state's hardwood industry through research, technology transfer, political analysis and promotion.

Pennsylvania is a proven state of hardwood opportunity. Why locate anywhere else?

The Hardwood Coordinator in the Governor's Response Team is the direct link to Pennsylvania's resources, including business financing and incentive programs. To learn more, write Dan Kennedy at 439 Forum Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, or call (717) 787-8199.

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Title Annotation:Special Advertising Section; promising business sites in different states for woodworking companies
Publication:Wood & Wood Products
Article Type:Directory
Date:Dec 1, 1991
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