Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler today recognized Flowers Timber Company of Seven Springs in Wayne County as the 2022 Exporter of the Year. The announcement was made at the 17th Annual Ag Development Forum hosted by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and held in conjunction with the Southern Farm Show.
“We are proud to recognize Jeremy Flowers and Flowers Timber Company as Exporter of the Year,” Troxler said. “Flowers Timber Company actively participates with the department’s international marketing programs and works hard to expand its export opportunities. In 2022, the company experienced $15 million in exports. Annually, the company averages $10 to $12 million in exports.”
Forestry exports are significant for the state. In total, the forest products industry had a $32.8 billion economic impact in 2020, with the export of forestry products topping around $1.2 billion annually.
Flowers Timber Company is a second-generation forestry supplier and sawmill that was started in 1976. It exports logs to China, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, Cambodia and Spain.
“Flowers Timber Company is also a great partner with our International Marketing team, offering helpful market insights and feedback, ensuring that we have a strong and effective international marketing program that serves the business needs of our lumber companies,” Troxler said.