Woods to Mill
Last week’s FRA Forest Forum, a monthly dinner held near Bangor, Maine, brought speakers on mapping and drones, and we learned how these technologies can help with the in-woods operation. There were three great presentations, but that’s not what I found most interesting.
It’s hard to think of any saying that fits the wood fiber supply chain any better than, “Move it or lose it!” For the wood supply chain to function properly, there must be a means of safely and efficiently moving wood fiber from the forest, through primary and secondary processing, and on to the ultimate end user.
Interstate Wood Products was founded in 1966 by Don Lemmons with three trucks. The company has grown leaps and bounds in 52 years, and much of that is due to the strong family values that the company was founded on, and that remains strong today.
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.
A groundhog somewhere in Pennsylvania saw its shadow, so apparently, the entire country is about to be treated to six more weeks of winter. You’re in luck - for years, the Forest Resources Association has shared information on the technical and safety aspects of working in cold conditions.
I commissioned into the Army as a second lieutenant of Armor in 1997 as a graduate of the US Military Academy. I have served around the world in places like Kansas, Korea, California, Colorado, and Georgia.
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