Woods to Mill
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:
A staple benefit of FRA membership has been the ability to search for technical releases that pertain to a certain topic or area of expertise.
Not many know this, but the Biewer family was not always in the lumber business. The family, originally from Germany, made a living as a brewmeister. Prohibition eventually shut down the Biewer beer business, leaving the family looking for other opportunities.
Many employers in the forest industry are looking for workers who can show up on time, follow procedures, and pass a drug screening test. At FRA’s Fall Board Meeting we heard from two speakers who made a case for finding these employees by seeking out veterans of the United States military.
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.
In 1883, Frank and Otis Robbins opened a mill on Maine’s St. George River. More than 130 years later, the Robbins family still operates a sawmill near that site. The white pine mill, which saws 29 MMBF, employs 110 people in a rural area of coastal Maine.
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