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Rick Meyer | FRA Appalachian & Southwide Regions Manager

Rick Meyer | FRA Appalachian & Southwide Regions Manager

Rick serves as the region manager for the Appalachian & Southwide Regions
FRA members occasionally express frustration with the growing trend of local governments (counties, townships, parishes) enacting ordinances that restrict truck weights and require road bonding for timber harvesting operations.
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 16:09

Member Spotlight: Terry Logging, Inc.

Chris Terry, an FRA member and the owner of Terry Logging, Inc. in Morehead, Kentucky, had a high-school ambition to someday be the president of his own logging company. He began cutting and selling firewood at age 16, moved onto pine posts at 18, and then to logging.
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 15:56

FRA Meetings Address Trucking Challenges

Speakers and committees at FRA’s 2018 Annual Meeting and 2017-18 Regional Meetings have addressed the many challenges associated with log and wood fiber trucking.
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 12:03

What About the Industry Forester?

It’s not uncommon to hear the following questions: “Where will our future loggers come from? Where will our future truck drivers come from? How will we replace our retiring mill workers?”
Thursday, 15 February 2018 02:17

FRA’s OSHA Logging Safety Training Video

Our industry has come a long way in the last few decades when it comes to improving safety practices on timber harvesting operations and designing exceptional safety innovations in logging equipment.
Monday, 18 December 2017 15:54

Member Spotlight: Southern Forestry, Inc.

When Tim Mahan, owner of Southern Forestry, Inc., was honored as FRA’s 2013 Southcentral Region Outstanding Logger, certain key phrases kept coming up over and over again by those who were familiar with Tim’s timber harvesting operation:
There has been plenty of talk in our industry about the need to improve the safety performance and insurability of the drivers and the companies who haul forest products from the woods and woodyards.
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 11:41

FRA Revises Timber Harvesting Safety Manual

The Forest Resources Association’s Southwide Safety Committee has updated one of FRA’s most in-demand publications, the Timber Harvesting Safety Manual.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 10:35

Wanted: Flowering American Chestnut Trees

Most individuals connected to forestry know about the historical demise of the American chestnut, once considered the king tree of the eastern forest. Most are also aware of the long-term research and slow progress being made toward developing timber-quality chestnut trees.
Thursday, 27 April 2017 09:51

Solar Farms or Tree Farms?

Over the last few years, new “solar farms” have been cropping up in parts of North Carolina and now eastern Virginia. I have observed forestland being clearcut and replaced with the solar panel installations. Agricultural land is also being taken out of production to install the solar panels.
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