Paper, Wood & Furniture Add to ReportMarshall County has a significant industry cluster of paper, wood, and furniture manufacturers. With over one-third of Marshall County's workforce employed in various manufacturing sectors, a large established workforce exists whose training, knowledge, and experience have led to careers in paper, wood, or furniture manufacturing. Marshall County's educated workforce, together with low labor costs, low property taxes, access to markets, excellent transportation links, and a pro business climate with good labor management relations, are positive factors that give Marshall County a competitive advantage for existing and potential businesses in this sector. Marshall County businesses in paper, wood and furniture manufacturing specialize in the production of residential cabinets, flexible packaging and specialty coatings for food and medical grade packaging, corrugated packaging, foil laminating to paper, and folding cartons. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), there were 30 businesses in the paper, wood product, and furniture & related product manufacturing sectors in 2017. Below is a listing of major employers in these sectors: Major Employers in Paper, Wood, and Furniture Manufacturing ProductEstimated Full Time Employees Elkay Residential Cabinets 309 WestRock Computer Storage Devices & Flexo Printed Folding Cartons & Lamination 143 Bomarko, Inc. Coated and Laminated Paper 123 American Container, Inc.Corrugated Boxes, Pallets & Containers59 Source: MCEDC Database - 2017 The following table shows the top five occupations within the paper, wood, and furniture manufacturing sectors and the average annual wages. These occupations total approximately 43% of all occupations within this sector. Paper, Wood, and Furniture Manufacturing Top Occupations Average Annual Wages* - May 2017 Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters $36,090 Assemblers and fabricators, all other, including team assemblers $30,830 Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing $32,420 Upholsterers $41,620 First‐line supervisors of production and operating workers $53,610 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics * The data is for the northern Indiana area non-metropolitan area, which includes Marshall County. According to 2017 QCEW data, the total number of jobs in all occupations in these sectors is 1,200 with an average annual wage of $48,057.