Retaining and Developing Your Workforce

Tonya Muse, a Partner in the U.S. Corporate and Government Affairs Practice, as well as the Industrial Practice of Odgers Berndtson, a global executive search firm joined FRA for this webinar. Finding and retaining skilled workers is a top challenge for companies, particularly in a post-COVID environment. In this webinar, Tonya presented some strategies and ideas to grow and strengthen your workforce to compete in a global marketplace. As the forest products industry continues to struggle with a labor shortage, this webinar offers important insights into this challenge.

Critical Seasonal Tree Planting Performed by H-2B

Millions of acres of America’s forests and thousands of jobs for U.S. workers depend on the critical seasonal tree planting performed by H-2B workers each year. Over the past decade, the shortage of U.S. workers willing to fill these strenuous seasonal jobs has continued to get worse, and the decreasing availability of H-2B visas is putting the health of our forests at risk.

H-2B Reform


Carbon Neutral Forest Based Biomass

The Forest Resources Association (FRA) honored Dr. Joe Conrad as its 2021 National  Technical Writing Award Winner during the 2021 Annual Meeting on May 19th. This annual award recognizes the best Technical Release published as selected by FRA’s National Operations Committee.

Making Apprenticeships Work for You

Three speakers discussed state and federal apprenticeship programs across the country, and how they can benefit your company and employees.
The Forest Resources Association and STIHL Incorporated honored Gray Logging, LLC from Madison, Florida, as the National Outstanding Logger at FRA’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting on May 19th.

FRA Elects Pete Stewart as Chairman

Washington, D.C. - During the May 17-19, FRA 2021 Annual Meeting, the Forest Resources Association’s Board of Directors elected Pete Stewart, President/CEO of Forest2Market and Fisher International, to serve as the association’s chairman for the next two years.
President and CEO of Resource Management Service, LLC, Craig Blair, joined FRA members to discuss how RMS has navigated operations through the pandemic. He noted that throughout COVID-19, the forest products industry retained an adaptable business model and therefore remained resilient, and discussed how operations were now returning to normal. He also provided his predictions for the future of the industry, including current industry strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
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