U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 29
WASHINGTON, July 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUNDAY, JULY 29: LUMBERJACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Profile America — Sunday, July 29th. While the international Olympic Games certainly gather more attention, within the logging community in the U.S., all eyes are focused on today’s windup of the Lumberjack World Championships in the town of Hayward, Wisconsin. The world’s best lumberjacks are facing off in events such as log rolling, tree climbing, chopping, and cutting with hand and chain saws. Those skills are used every day in the timber-based manufacturing industries, which employ 716,000 workers. Products include veneer, plywood, millwork, and engineered wood product, as well as wood containers and pallets. Profile America is produced by the U.S. Census Bureau: Measuring America–People, Places, and Our Economy.
Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2012, p. 377
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 882
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau