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2016 Security Alerts

Forisk Consulting, a leader in North American forest industry and timber market research, has acquired the Wood Demand Research Program (WDRP) from the Harley Langdale, Jr. Center for Forest Business at the University of Georgia.

WSRI – FRA Transition Announcement

After 20 years of existence and for a variety of reasons, the Wood Supply Research Institute (WSRI) has decided that it is time to dissolve. The organization is transferring its assets and some of its mission to the Forest Resources Association (FRA). This move guarantees that WSRI’s research on the wood supply chain will not be lost.

Issue Update 2/14/2019

On February 14, the House and Senate passed the final spending bill for fiscal year 2019, which included funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Although a permanent fix for the H-2B visa cap was not included in the legislation, discretionary language which addresses the H-2B visa shortage for FY2019 was included.


Rollover accidents are the number one cause of serious injuries and fatalities to our wood industry drivers. Most rollover accidents are preventable and usually the driver’s fault.

19-S-02: Winch / Tiedown Bar Strikes Driver’s Face

On a dry summer morning in the Appalachians, a log trucker was binding down a load of pine pulpwood at the landing.
On a winter afternoon day in the Lake States, a logging business owner was training a new employee. The business owner and employee scaled-in and were directed by the scaler to unload the wood at a specified landing where the truck was to be unloaded.

Issue Update 2/1/19

URGENT: Contact your House and Senator Member and urge them to support a fix to the H-2B guestworker visa program.

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