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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.
On September 17-19, FRA hosted members from across the country for our biennial Fly-In and Fall Board Meeting. We met with a total of 95 congressional offices of which 45 were with Members of Congress.
As National Forest Products Week begins, FRA is excited to celebrate a world-class wood supply chain. Please join us this week, October 20-26, to recognize the forest products industry.
Rob Kidd Recognized for Technical Writing Wednesday, 02 October 2019 13:20

Rob Kidd Recognized for Technical Writing

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:
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