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Rob Kidd Recognized for Technical Writing Wednesday, 02 October 2019 13:20

Rob Kidd Recognized for Technical Writing

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The Forest Resources Association’s Appalachian Region honored Rob Kidd with its First Place Technical Writing Award for 2019.
The Forest Resources Association and STIHL Incorporated honored Donald “Butch” Glotfelty and Eric Glotfelty of Glotfelty Lumber Co., Inc. in Oakland, Maryland, as the Appalachian Region 2019 Outstanding Logger at FRA’s Appalachian Region (AR) Awards Dinner in Washington, DC on September 18.
Register for the 2019 FRA Fly-In and Fall Board Meeting at the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, DC.
Miranda Gowell with TEAM Safe Trucking, Inc., Mike Macedo with International Paper, David Cupp with Walsh Timber Company, and Scott Copeland with Guffin & Eleam, Inc. gave a firsthand account of how others in the forest products industry are taking advantage of the tools provided by TEAM Safe Trucking...
FRA’s Western Region and STIHL have recognized Mike Newton, owner and operator of Newton Logging Inc., of Kalispell, Montana as the 2018 Regional Outstanding Logger during the Western Region Meeting held in Olympia, Washington on September 19, 2018.
As the economy grows, so does the demand for truck drivers. In 2017, for the first time since 2006, a shortage of drivers topped the list of trucking industry concerns, according to the annual survey by the American Transportation Research Institute. If the trend continues, the shortage will exceed 174,000 drivers by 2026, according to the American Trucking Associations.
The Wood Supply Research Institute (WSRI) recently commissioned the first comprehensive assessment of the value of Master Logger Certification (MLC) programs in the wood supply system. The characteristics that define an MLC program include:
The Wood Supply Research Institute (WSRI) just held its 20th annual meeting in New Orleans, LA.   A lot can change in anyone’s world in 20 years.  No organization is immune from the need to wrestle with and adapt to changing perspectives, realities, and expectations.
There is a high degree of uncertainty surrounding the potential federal listing of cave-dwelling bats; therefore, the Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin DNRs decided a proactive and strategic approach was appropriate to minimize potential impacts to sustainable forest management.
No one wants to experience a catastrophic natural disaster; hurricanes, ice storms, tornadoes all can cause major damage and the cleanup is challenging.  Chainsaws have been an important tool to aid in the clean-up in the aftermath of such devastation.
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