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FRA Issue Update - 11/27/19

The Wisconsin Council on Forestry has endorsed the Safe Routes Act. In a letter to Senator Baldwin (WI) the Council states “Legislation such as the Safe Routes Act, is needed to allow state legal log trucks the option to avoid rural and urban streets and highways and populated areas where pedestrian activities are numerous and where frequent intersections increase traffic safety concerns.
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FRA Issue Update - 11/22/19

Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC-7) has signed on as a cosponsor to the Safe Routes Act (HR 2453).
Charlie Levesque, President of Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, presented on how the forest products industry might benefit – and be challenged by – the consumer, demographic and economic trends that are shaping society. Please take this opportunity to broaden your discussions on how the industry can position itself for long-term success.
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Millwright / Maintenance Technician

Family-owned whole log chipper looking to hire millwright / maintenance technician. Tacoma, WA.
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FRA Issue Update - 11/15/19 - Action Requested

FRA participated this week in a Capitol Hill Fly-In organized by the H-2B Workforce Coalition of which we are members. Representatives from the National Association of Landscape Professionals, the Seasonal Employment Alliance, AmericanHort, and the Golf Course Superintendents Association were also on hand.
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Careers at Pacific Fibre Products

Pacific Fibre Products has been in business for over 35 years, starting with salvaging and chipping logs that had been blown over during the Mt. St. Helens eruption. We have grown since then, operating three whole-log chipping facilities and becoming one of the largest suppliers of wood chips and beauty bark in the Western United States.
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Idaho Forest Group Career Opportunities

Last weekend, Congressman Gallagher (R-WI-8) hopped into a log truck to get a better understanding of the issues that the Safe Routes Act aims to resolve. The Congressman rode “shotgun” as logs were transported from the woods to Algoma Lumber which is located in the Congressman Gallagher’s district.
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FRA Issue Update - 11/1/19

On Saturday, November 2, Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI-8) will experience firsthand the safety benefits promoted by the Safe Routes Act (HR 2453, S.1509), a bill the Congressman sponsors.
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2019 FRA Lake States Fall Meeting – Meeting Summary

Thank you to those who attended the 2019 Lake States Fall Meeting in Duluth, MN. We hope you found the meeting educational and informative, and a good opportunity to network with peers.
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