Al Schuler

Adjunct Professor

  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2013. March 2013 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. May 2013, 48 pp.

  • Buehlmann, Urs, Al Schuler, and Janice K. Wiedenbeck. 2011. Virginia Tech faculty presents to West Virginia's Forest Management Review Commission (FMRC) Inside VTWood (6)7-8:8-10.

  • Buehlmann,U, M. Bumgardner, A.Schuler, and M. Barford. 2006. Assessing the Impacts of Global Competition on the Appalachian Hardwood Industry. FPJ - in press.
  • Ince, P., A. Schuler, H. Spelter, and B. Luppold. 2006. Globalization and Structural change in the U.S. forest sector: an evolving context for sustainable forest management. USDA forest Service GTR series (in press).
  • Adair, C. and A. Schuler. 2006. North American Engineered Wood product markets. In: Annual Forest Products Market Review., Chapter 11, pp.117 - 122. . UNECE/FAO, Timber and Forest Study Paper 21(ECE/TIM/SP/21) Geneva.
  • Schuler, A., C. Adair. 2006. Constructor sector developments - North America and Europe. In: Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2005 - 2006., Chapter 3., section 3.2, pp. 36 - 39. UNECE/FAO, Timber and Forest Study Paper 21(ECE/TIM/SP/21) Geneva.
  • Schuler, A., C. Adair and P. Winistorfer. 2006. Surviving a Sea of Change. Publication #85, republished in full in Southern Lumberman, January 2006 issue.

  • Schuler, A. and Peter Ince. 2005. Global trade in forest products: Implications for the forest products industry and timber resources in New England. IN: Proceedings of the New England Society of American Foresters 85th Winter Meeting,. Editor, Laura Kenefic and mark Twery. March 2005, page 24. Published as: USDA FS GTR NE-325. .
  • Schuler, A., C. Adair, and P. Winistorfer. 2005. Challenge and Response - Strategies for survival in a rapidly changing forest products industry. Engineered Wood Journal, Fall 2005. APA - the Engineered Wood Association, Tacoma, WA.
  • Adair, C. and A. Schuler. 2005. North American Engineered wood Product Markets. In: Annual Forest Products Market Review., Chapter 10, pp.101 - 106. UNECE/FAO Timber Bulletin, Vol. LVIII (2005). Geneva.
  • Schuler, A., C. Adair. 2005. Constructor sector developments - North America and Europe. In: Annual Forest Products Market Review, 2004 - 2005., Chapter 3., pp. 36 - 38. UNECE/FAO , Timber Bulletin, Vol. LVIII (2005). Geneva.
  • Bumgardner, M., U. Buehlmann, A. Schuler, and B. Wisdom. 2005. Approaches to and perceived benefits of training in the 2nd wood industry. Wood and Fiber Science, August 2005. Refeered.
  • Schuler, A. 2005. Response to Essays on Maine's Forest Products Industry and It's Place in the Global Marketplace. Essays written by Dr. Lloyd Irland and Dr. Jim Bowyer - Response to these essays written by Al Schuler, Appendix B, pp. 423-426. In: Maine's Future Forest Economy Project - Current Conditions and Factors Influencing the Future of Maine's Forest Product.

  • Schuler, A. and C. Adair. 2004. Construction sector developments. In: Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2003-2004, Chapter 3, section 3.2. Timber Bulletin, Volume LVII (2004), No.3. FAO/ECE, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. Pp.24-26.
  • Motsenbocker, D., P. Steele, S. Hunter, S. Bullard, and A. Schuler. 2004. Wood furniture components: Implementation of flow-line technology based on lean manufacturing concepts. Forest and wildlife Research center, Bulletin FP333, Mississippi State University, 16p.
  • Hunter,S., S. Bullard, P. Steele, D. Motsenbocker, and A. Schuler. 2004. Parallel pull flow: a new lean production variant. Research Bulletin FP312, Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State university, 12p.
  • Adair, C. and A. Schuler. 2004. North American engineered wood products markets. In: Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2003-2004, Chapter 10, Section 10.2. Timber Bulletin, Volume LVII (2004), No.3. FAO/ECE, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. Pp. 71-73. 

  • Buehlmann, Urs, A. Schuler, and U. Nwagbara. 2003. North America's furniture manufacturers under severe competitive pressure. In: Smart-fm Newsletter, No.3, September 2003, pages 3-6. Smart-fm is a standards compliant framework to support integrated product life cycle information management, and electronic commerce for the furniture industry. Popularized and shortened version.
  • Schuler, A. and Urs Buehlmann. 2003. "Time to Reinvent." This is a popularization of publication # 61 with minor modifications by the editor of Timber Processing magazine - Rich Donnell. Rich broke GTR - NE 304 into two parts: "Time to reinvent"; and "Its Not too late." "Time to Reinvent" appeared in the Oct.
  • Buehlmann, U. A. Schuler, and Uch Nchemba. 2003. Globalization and North Carolina's Wood Product Industries. Popularized version of publication #57, published on the Forestweb website(www.forestweb.com). October 11 issue. Head office, Los Angeles, CA.
  • M. Bumgardner, U. Buehlmann, A. Schuler, and R. Christianson. 2003. Domestic Wood Prodcut Manufacturing Trends and Factors to Enhance Competitiveness. Proceedings: 17th International Conference on Production Enterprise Integration. . Editor: Michael P. Deisenroth , August , 2003. pp.1-7. VPI&SU, Blacksburg, Va (contribution: 25%).
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2003. U.S. Furniture Manufacturing's Struggle with Imported Products. Proceedings: 17th International Conference on Production Enterprise Integration. Editor: Michael P. Deisenroth , August , 2003. , p. 1-5. VPI&SU, Blacksburg, Va. (contribution ; 50%).
  • Adair, C. and A. Schuler. 2003. Engineered Wood Products. In: Forest Products Annual Market Analysis 2002-04,, Timber Bulletin, Vol. LVI, ECE/TIM/Bull/2003/3, Chapter 10, Trade in Secondary processed wood Products slowed: Value added wood Products Markets, 2001-2003., United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. Octob.
  • Schuler, A. and C. Adair. 2003. Engineered Wood Products - an Opportunity to Grow the Pie. In : Proceedings, 37th International Wood Composite Materials Symposium. April, 2003. Pullman, WA.
  • Schuler, A. and U. Buehlmann. 2003. Identifying Future Competitive Business Strategies for the U.S. Residential Wood Furniture Industry: Benchmarking and Paradigm Shifts. USDA Forest Service. GTR NE-304. 15 pages.
  • Tissari, J. , Schuler, A. and C. Adair. 2003. Value Added wood Products Markets, 2001-2003. ECE/TIM/DP/36. October 2003. UN publication - discussion Paper, Geneva, Switzerland. Refereed.
  • de Steiguer, J.E., L. Liberti, A. Schuler, and B. Hansen. 2003. Multi-Criteria Decision Models for Forestry and Natural Resources Management: an annotated Bibliography. Gen. Tech, Rep. NE-307. Newtown Square, PA. USDA, Forest service, NE Research Station. 32p. (contribution: 10 to 15% in writing and concept design) .

  • Adair, C. and A. Schuler. 2002. Engineered Wood Products. In: Forest Product Annual Market Review, 2001 - 2002., Timber Bulletin, Vol. LV, ECE/TIM/Bull/55/3, Chapter 12, Trade in value added forest products; Market Developments for value added forest products, FAO/ECE, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. .
  • Schuler, A. and C. Adair. 2002. European Construction Markets. In: Forest Product Annual Market Review, 2001 - 2002, Timber Bulletin, Vol. LV, ECE/TIM/Bull/55/3, Chapter 2, Economic factors affecting forest product markets, FAO/ECE, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. September 2002. p. 22-27. Refeered. (con.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, and A. Schuler. 2002. BM the wood household furniture industry: A Basis for identifying competitive strategies for today's global economy. In: Proceedings: NHLA annual meeting, Current topics in the Processing and Utilization of Hardwood Lumber: p. 122- 128. Fall Creek Falls State Park, Falls Creek Falls,Tennessee, May 30 - June 1, 2002. (contribution: Incumbent wrote 60% of the article.
  • Schuler, A. and C. Adair. 2002. North American Construction Market. In: Forest Product Annual Market Review, 2001 - 2002, Timber Bulletin, Vol. LV, ECE/TIM/Bull/55/3, Chapter 2, Economic factors affecting forest product markets, FAO/ECE, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. September 2002. p 19-21. Refeered. (contribu.
  • Adair, C. and A. Schuler. 2002. North American Engineered Wood Framings Markets, 2001 - 2002. C.C. Crow's Publications, Inc. Volume 60, July/August 2002, pages 26-29. (this article was revised from one originally prepared and published by UNECE/FAO - Publication #53).
  • Buehlmann, Urs and A. Schuler. 2002. Benchmarking the wood Household Furniture Industry. Woodworking Machinery Industry Association Newsletter, November 2002.(www.wmia.org/newsletter ).
  • Nwagbara, Ucheoma, Urs Buehlmann, and A. Schuler. 2002. The impact of globalization on North Carolina's furniture industries. N.C. State Dept of Commerce Report. 45p. Available on North Carolina's website: (http://cmedis.commerce.state.nc.us/ ).

  • Hansen, B. , C. West, P. Araman, and A. Schuler. 2001. Hardwood Timber Product Markets with a Focus on Small Diameter. In: Proceedings, SAF Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, September, 1999. P. 305 - 311.
  • Schuler, A. and R. Taylor. 2001. US - Mobelindustrie verliert heimischen Markt. (US Furniture Industry - Past and present). Holz-Zentralblatt, Number 6, page 105. (contribution: 65% - this article was paraphrased from a presentation prepared by the authors for the 2000 annual FPS meeting in Lake Tahoe).
  • Buehlmann, Urs, and A. Schuler. 2001. Zukunftige Productions - und Verkaufsstrukturen am Beispel des Nordamerikanischen Mobelmarktes. In Proceedings: Bavaria Innovativ, Rosenheim, Germany, March 6-6, 2001. (contribution: 40% - incumbent analyzed the data and wrote 40% of the article).
  • Buehlmann, Urs, and A. Schuler. 2001. Geringe Rentabilitat in der Mobelproduktion. (U.S. Furniture Industry - Problems and Opportunities.) Holz and Kunststoffverarbeitung (Woodworking and Furniture Industries) trade journal, September 2001 Issue, pp. 39-41. Publisher: DRW-Verlag Weinbrenner, GmbH & Co.; D 70771 Leinfelden-Echteringen. (contribution: 40%; incumbent analyzed data, drew concl.
  • Luppold, W., J. Prestemon, and A. Schuler. 2001. The Changing Markets for Hardwood Roundwood. In: Proceedings SOFEW Annual Meeting, March, 2001, Atlanta, GA. (contribution: 20% - incumbent provided the engineered wood products section, data, analysis, etc.).
  • Schuler, A. and C. Adair. 2001. OSB Producers Face Capacity Expansion Dilemma. Yardstick, Vol 11, No. 4: 1-2. Random Lengths Publications, Eugene, Oregon. April, 2001. (contribution: 65% - incumbent wrote the manuscript, did the analysis, while Craig Adair provided the data).
  • Schuler, A. 2001. 1. Growth Opportunities for Hardwood LVL, 2. Implications for Hardwood Forest Sustainability. Two chapters prepared for COOP agreement between Northern Initiatives, and WERC (Wood Education & Research Center). # 00-CA-11244225-344. Purpose of COOP is to assess RED Maple LVL - Resource and Manufacturing Economics. .
  • Schuler, A. and C. Adair. 2001. Supply and Demand - The outlook for North American Structural Wood Panels. This is a popularized/shortened version of publication # 37. To appear in January 2002, World Forestry Directions, a UK publication. Issue 2001, Published by Sterling Publications Ltd., London, UK. (contribution: 60%: same as pub. # 37).
  • Bumgardner, M., B. Hansen, P. Araman, and A. Schuler. 2001. Options for Small - Diameter Hardwood Utilization: Past and Present. In. Proceedings , Hardwoods, an underdeveloped resource? SOFEW Annual meeting, Lexington, KY. 2000. p. 1-8.
  • Adair, C. and A. Schuler. 2001. Secondary Processed Wood Products- Markets, including Engineered Wood Products. Forest Products Annual Market Review, Chapter 11, "Secondary processed wood products markets, including engineered wood products", FAO/ECE Timber Section. United Nations, Geneva, Geneva. We wrote part of chapter 11, pertaining to EWP's, Section 11.7.
  • Schuler, A. and C. Adair. 2001. Economic Factors affecting forest product markets in 2000 and early 2001. Forest Products Annual Market Review, Chapter 2, "Economic factors affecting forest products markets in 2000 and early 2001." FAO/ECE Timber Section. United Nations, NY and Geneva. We wrote one subsection in Chapter 2 - Section 2.2.1: -North American.

  • Schuler, A. 2000. Engineered Wood Products: a Growing Factor in Hardwood Fiber Consumption. In. Proceedings of Annual Hardwood Symposium, Canaan Valley, WV, May 11-13, 2000. p.1-6.
  • Schuler, A. and C. Adair. 2000. Engineered Wood Products - Global Perspective. Engineered Lumber Trends,, Vol. 4, No. 12. pp1, 5,6. Published by the Irland Group, Maine.
  • Schuler, A. and C. Adair. 2000. Engineered Wood Products- Production, Trade, Consumption and Outlook. Forest Products Annual Market Review, Chapter 11, FAO/ECE Timber Section. United Nations, NY and Geneva. P131-146. Refereed.

  • Schuler, A. 1999. North American Lumber and Panel Market Outlook, 1999-2000. In Proceedings: International Conference on global Markets for Value Added Wood Products. June 1-2, 1999. Halifax, NS Canada.

  • Schuler, A. 1993. Some remarks on the correlation between public sector market research and industry needs. FPS abstract. FPS annual meeting, Clearwater, FL.

  • Schuler, A. and J. Meil. 1990. Markets, Products and Technology in the 21st Century - a Canadian solid wood products perspective. The Forestry Chronicle, December 1990. Refereed.

  • Schuler, A. 1989. Selecting a competitive strategy for the future. Canadian Forest Industries, February 1989. 3p.
  • Schuler, A., J.Meil, G. Brunette, and A. Howatson. 1989. The Forintek Economics Dept. produced a series of 12 Techno Economic Bulletins (2 page maximum) identifying pertinent issues and trends and Impact on the forest products industry. Biocontrol agents: trends concerning use and regulation(1/89) Implications of structural change (2/89) Accelerated Product life cycles (3/89) Value added and technology feasibility limits (4/89) Corporate restructuring (5/89) Opportunities in non-res.

  • Schuler, A. and W.B. Wallin. 1983. A revised econometric model of the domestic pallet market. USDA Forest Service Research Paper NE 522, 5p (contribution: 80% - incumbent wrote 80% of paper, and developed the model).

  • Schuler, A. 1979. An econometric model of the U.S. pallet market. FPS Abstract. FPS annual meeting, San Francisco, 1979.
  • Schuler, A. 1979. Using econometric models to analyze wood product markets. FPS Abstract. FPS annual meeting, San Francisco, 1979.
  • Schule.r, A. and W.B. Wallin. 1979. An Econometric model of the U.S. pallet market. USDA FS Research Paper NE 449. (contribution: incumbent 70% : I wrote most of the paper, completed the model analysis, and researched the subject).

  • Schuler, A. 1978. An econometric analysis of the U.S. hardboard industry. FPS abstract. FPS annual meeting, Atlanta, GA.
  • Schuler, A. 1978. An econometric analysis of the U.S. Hardboard market. USDA FS Research Paper NE - 424, 7 p.
  • Schuler, A. 1978. The insulation board industry - an econometric analysis. USDA FS Research Paper NE-497, 8p.

  • Meadows, J., H. Webster, D. Countryman, and A. Schuler. 1977. Guides for profitable allocation of Lakes states timber management budgets. Journal paper No. J-8412 of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Exper. Station, Ames, Iowa. 92 p. (contribution: 25% - the incumbent helped collect data and analyzed two case studies that were integral part of the ms.).

  • Meadows, J. and A. Schuler. 1976. Nonlinear programming and the decreasing marginal utility problem: a goal programming framework for decision. In proceedings: 12th annual meeting, SE Chapter, TIMS (ed. By M. Holland). TIMS, p. 307-314. (contribution: 35% - the incumbent helped conceive the study, research the topic, and write 1/3rd of the ms.).

  • Schuler, A. 1975. Multiple - Use Resource Management on National Forest via goal programming. Ph. D. Dissertation, Iowa State university, Ames, IA. 225 p.

  • Schuler, A. and J. Meadows. 1974. Goal Programming algorithms used in multi - objective planning. In proceedings: 10 th annual meeting, SE Chapter, The Institute of Management Sciences (TIMS), ed. By M. Golden and R. Schumacher. P. 240-245. (contribution: 90% - the incumbent conceived the study, and wrote the paper).

Al Schuler
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  • aschuler@fs.fed.us
  • Forestry Sciences Lab 241
    Mercer Springs Road Princeton, WV
    24740