West Virginia Forest Products Center

West Virginia Forest Products Center is a non-profit collective of designers and woodworkers who combine traditional knowledge and cutting-edge technology to create unique, heirloom-quality Appalachian hardwood products.


West Virginia Forest Products Center is a non-profit collective of Appalachian-based designers and woodworkers united around a shared love of unique design and traditional knowledge. Together we are creating a collection of heirloom-quality Appalachian hardwood products.

We offer materials, training, design, and business support for a wide range of value-added timber products. Our master craftsmen use computer design, place-based knowledge, and cutting-edge technology to merge tradition with modernity and create unique products of the highest quality that the industry has to offer. Our wood shop is proud to produce the highest quality the industry has to offer.  Our artisans make one-of-a-kind furniture and creations from West Virginia’s finest specialty woods. Everything crafted by our artisans has been built to last generations and designed to celebrate the culture and spirit of Appalachia through beautiful heirloom furniture and forest products.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization
  • Economic Forecast
  • Economic Development

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship
  • Workforce Training
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives

Import and Export Assistance

  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Placement
  • Student Training

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Health and Safety Training
  • CAD Design and Prototype (Specialty)
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
  • 3D Printing
  • Small Batch Manufacturing (Specialty)

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Website Development


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services
  • Entrepreneurship Services

Operations and Logistics

  • Health and Safety Training

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • R&D Support

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • LGBTQIA Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women’s Business Issues

Technical Assistance

  • Design Services (Specialty)
  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Technology Transfer
  • Website Development


  • Trade Education and Training (Specialty)
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Plan Training

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Maker Space
  • Co Working
Contact Information
Joseph Howard
325 Hardwood Ln
Princeton, WV 24740