During the pandemic, the demand for printing and writing paper dropped significantly. As a direct result, several paper mills in the Lake State Region shut down temporarily or permanently.
FRA members often identified trucking challenges—especially driver shortages, high insurance rates, and regulations—as key wood supply chain concerns during the last year. These concerns remain for 2021.
2020 Year End Review Wednesday, 13 January 2021 18:09

2020 Year End Review

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2020 was a uniquely challenging year. The COVID-19 pandemic placed enormous stress on our nation’s operational and financial systems on top of the obvious threat it posed to the health and well-being of all Americans.
The Einari Vidgrén Foundation gives out annual awards to increase the appreciation of work in mechanized timber harvesting. The purpose of the foundation is to heighten awareness of the entrepreneur spirit in the forest sector to increase interest as a potential workplace, especially among young people.
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