Reports say Logging Industry on the rise, East Texas experts say otherwise

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POSTED: Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 6:42pm

UPDATED: Friday, January 27, 2012 - 1:14pm

CHEROKEE COUNTY - Year round, timber companies are looking to meet demand, and with the recent study that says the industry is growing rapidly, the signs should be all over East Texas.

And while some say the recent fires have left plenty of salvageable wood, for East Texas logging companies what's needed, experts say, is a strong housing market.

Matt Morris with Morris Timber Holdings Incorporated tells KETK, "East Texas it's steady, the housing market is a big factor in our business, with the housing market down and not as much lumber is being moved and sold so, I'd say it's steady here in East Texas."

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