forest products industry http://wxpr.org en In Mercer, A Basketball Court is Born http://wxpr.org/post/mercer-basketball-court-born <p>With the Final Four coming up this weekend, many people's eyes will be glued to the basketball courts.&nbsp; But have you ever thought about where those court floors come from? Most&nbsp;of the country’s wooden gym floors are made here in northern Wisconsin and upper Michigan.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here in the small town of Mercer, Wisconsin, a gym floor starts with unloading a pallet of maple planks delivered from a sawmill.</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 16478 at http://wxpr.org In Mercer, A Basketball Court is Born Timber Industry Vies For Lawmaker Attention http://wxpr.org/post/timber-industry-vies-lawmaker-attention <p>Northern timber workers are heading to the capitol Wednesday, hoping to remind lawmakers of the importance of their industry. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:51:29 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8982 at http://wxpr.org Timber Industry Vies For Lawmaker Attention