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Who needs a reliable, accountable, drug-free workforce, anyway? You do, of course. This dialogue between Chris Ford, CEO of the National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations (NAVSO), and FRA President Deb Hawkinson examines why forest industry, logging, and log trucking employers should seek out veterans to grow their workforces.
On a summer day in the South, a rubber-tired feller-buncher operator was performing a first thinning in a pine plantation.
On a winter afternoon in the Southeast, a logging crew member was jockeying setout trailers on a harvesting operation.
A night watchman for a logging company in the Southeast was starting a fire in the shop stove one evening.
On a clear, calm, spring morning in the Appalachians, a tractor-trailer dump rig, commonly called a coal bucket, was in the process of dumping a load of ground-up wood fuel at a mill’s woodyard.
On a cold, dry, sunny, winter day in the U.S. South, a logging business was performing “moving day” tasks, including the preparation of a lowboy trailer for the loading of a harvesting machine.
On a dry, sunny, late winter day in the South, a sawhand was binding down a bulldozer on a lowboy trailer to prepare it for moving.
On a breezy and cold early winter weekend day in the Northeast, a conventional logger was felling hardwood trees.
On a late winter afternoon in the Southeast, a log truck driver was unbinding his load of treelength pine pulpwood at a mill’s unbinding station.
On a dry, cool, early spring morning in the Appalachians, a timber cutter was felling marked trees in a hardwood stand. The terrain was hilly but not difficult for manual felling operations. The trees had not yet leafed out.
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