News & Issues
FRA’s Western Region and STIHL have recognized Mike Newton, owner and operator of Newton Logging Inc., of Kalispell, Montana as the 2018 Regional Outstanding Logger during the Western Region Meeting held in Olympia, Washington on September 19, 2018.
As the economy grows, so does the demand for truck drivers. In 2017, for the first time since 2006, a shortage of drivers topped the list of trucking industry concerns, according to the annual survey by the American Transportation Research Institute. If the trend continues, the shortage will exceed 174,000 drivers by 2026, according to the American Trucking Associations.
The Forest Resources Association and STIHL recognized Shermer Logging as the Lake States Region 2018 Outstanding Logger at FRA’s Lake States Region 2018 Fall Meeting held on September 18 in Wausau, Wisconsin.
The Forest Resources Association and STIHL Incorporated honored James and Lucille Pennington, owners of J & L Trucking, LLC in Durbin, West Virginia, as the Appalachian Region 2018 Outstanding Logger at FRA’s Appalachian Region (AR) Awards Dinner in Lexington, KY on October 11.
At its October 11 meeting, the Forest Resources Association’s Appalachian Region honored Candee Blevins with its First Place Technical Writing Award for 2018. This annual award recognizes the best Technical Releases published and posted on FRA’s website.
At its October 11 meeting, the Forest Resources Association’s Appalachian Region honored Kevin Tudor with its Second Place Technical Writing Award for 2018. This annual award recognizes the best Technical Releases published and posted on FRA’s website.
The Wood Supply Research Institute (WSRI) recently commissioned the first comprehensive assessment of the value of Master Logger Certification (MLC) programs in the wood supply system. The characteristics that define an MLC program include:
The Wood Supply Research Institute (WSRI) just held its 20th annual meeting in New Orleans, LA.   A lot can change in anyone’s world in 20 years.  No organization is immune from the need to wrestle with and adapt to changing perspectives, realities, and expectations.
On March 21, the Forest Resources Association honored Bruce Hooker with its Southcentral Region Second Place Technical Writing Award for 2018. This annual Award recognizes the best Technical Releases published and posted on FRA’s website.
On March 21, the Forest Resources Association’s Southeastern Region presented John “J.J.” Lemire with a special “Safety Recognition Award.” Lemire, the Director of Loss Control for Forestry Mutual Insurance Company in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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