Industry Research Reports
Sawmills and Wood Production - Wood Product Preservation
Reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus
on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their
performance. Report sections include:
Sample report is available free online.
Western Wood Preservers Institute
General Information / Disposal and Management
Sections listed above provide links to reference sources which address various aspects of pressure
treated wood products, with topics covered including the pressure treating process, types of wood
preservatives, building code standards, disposal and recycling of treated wood products, and more.
All information can be viewed free online.
North American Wood Pole Council
General information section includes information on wood pole features and a statistical overview
of the U.S. wood preserving industry, while other sections include information on pole supply and
demand, engineering and design, pole life and life cycle economics, environmental issues, and product
disposal. All information can be viewed free online.
Railway Tie Association
Information resources available from this trade association include:
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs section provides an overview of the wood railroad tie industry, with topics covered including
basic statistics, types of timber used, railroad tie market, pressure treating wood ties, and
recycling used ties. All information can be viewed free online.
Tie Guide: Handbook for Commercial Timbers Used by the Crosstie Industry
Comprehensive guide takes an in-depth look at the materials and processes used in manufacturing
pressure-treated wood railroad ties, with topics covered including types of commercial timbers
used; solid sawn, engineered, and hybrid ties; wood preservative and pressure treatment processes;
and more. Guide can be viewed free online.
Monthly market trend reports provide current and historical trend data on railroad tie production,
sales, demand, and inventory levels, with data provided including inputs from both producers and
end-users. All reports can be viewed free online.
Supplier Relations US, LLC
Forecasts section includes articles and reports which address historical and forecast market demand
for railroad ties, with data provided including survey results from the RTA's annual railroad
surveys. All information can be viewed free online.
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. wood preservation industry, with topics
covered including key financial data, capital expenditures, pricing and cost analysis, foreign trade,
industry structure, competitive landscape, and more. Summary description and detailed table of contents
are available free online.
Industry Financial Ratios
Pressure Treated and Preserved Wood Manufacturers
Search for "321114"
Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail,
balance sheets, cash flow statements, and key business and financial ratios for pressure treated and
preserved wood manufacturers. Reports are available by sales size range and in sole proprietor and
business start up versions. Sample financial statement reports with detailed financial ratio analysis
can be viewed free online.
Supplier Relations US, LLC
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. wood preservation industry, with financial
benchmarking information provided including industry-level income statements, balance sheets, financial
ratios, and capital expenditure analysis. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available
ERI Economic Research Institute
Wood Products Salary Survey
Salary survey provides compensation data for executive, management, and hourly personnel on a national
and state level by company size. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample
pages for selected job positions are accessible free online.
Fence Companies and Contractors
Wood Floor Manufacturers
Wood Pallet Manufacturers
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