- Maass, David
The Ireland Group, Augusta, ME
After the highflying 1980s, what is in store for pulp and paper mill wood procurement in the low-riding 1990s? We have already seen a downturn in the economy and a decline in demand for some paper products. This paper examines six trends that are putting an upward pressure on prices for wood and will outline two strategies for dealing with those forces. In the 1980s, the problem was to get more fiber; in the 1990s, the problem will be to get cost-effective, higher quality fiber.