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Eric Kingsley | FRA Northeast Region Coordinator

Eric Kingsley | FRA Northeast Region Coordinator


Developing Technology for the Forest Industry - Part 2

The forest products industry is positioned for technological change. We’ve certainly seen significant increases in the equipment our industry uses – in the woods, in the log yard, at the mill.

Developing Technology for the Forest Industry

With a smartphone in almost everyone’s pocket, opportunities to use technology to improve the forest industry supply chain are growing.

Northeast Region Report

At FRA’s Annual Meeting in May, each region shares information on the key wood supply chain issues facing the forest industry. The following is the Northeast Region’s report:

With a Sound Supply Chain, Opportunities Can Build

The Northeast Region’s final Forest Forum of the season featured a great discussion on new markets for forest products. Charlie Levesque of Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC gave a presentation on Emerging Markets for Forest Products in the Northeast.

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Maine’s Forest Opportunity Roadmap

Maine’s forest industry has been through a few rough years. In the last several years, there have been six mill closures and half of the state’s softwood pulpwood market have disappeared.


Labor is an Issue Across the Forest Products Industry

The workforce for the forest products industry is an area of increasing concern. Identifying, training and retaining good people is talked about at industry meetings, boardrooms and log landings.


Labor Challenges on Everyone’s Mind

Using my social media accounts on Twitter and LinkedIn, as well as an email to about 30 contacts in the forest industry I know and trust, I’m doing some work on trends in the forest industry and decided to ask my network what they saw as the big trends and issues coming in 2019.

Research Helps Build the Future Industry

When we talk about the supply chain at FRA, we’re focused on the woods to the mill. Our emphasis is on supporting the growing, harvesting and trucking of wood to the mills, so that a renewable resource can be turned into a range of products.

A Balanced Industry is a Stable Industry

Sawmills in the Northeast (and almost everywhere else) are enjoying strong markets.
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