D.M. Stratton, LLC, Recognized As FRA’s Southeastern Region 2024 Outstanding Logger



Wakulla Springs, FL, March 13, 2024 – The Forest Resources Association (FRA) and STIHL, Inc. honored D.M. Stratton, LLC of Green Cove Springs, FL, as the 2024 Southeastern Region Outstanding Logger award winner at FRA’s Southeastern Region Meeting in Wakulla Springs, FL, on March 13th. FRA Southwide Region Manager Clay Altizer presented Dillon M. Stratton III with a crosscut saw plaque to commemorate his accomplishment.  FRA Outstanding Logger award sponsor STIHL, Inc. also provided Stratton with a check and an MS462 chainsaw as part of his Outstanding Logger award package. Dillon graciously accepted the award on behalf of his family and the entire D.M. Stratton team. Dillon acknowledged that his employees, faith, and family were the reason for his company’s success.

FRA’s 2024 Southeastern Region Outstanding Logger award winner, Dillon M. Stratton III, and family, holding the FRA award plaque.

D.M. Stratton, LLC was founded in 1958 and is currently a third-generation family-owned business based in Green Cove Springs, FL. The Strattons are the quintessential logging family, with Dillon (III) taking ownership of the business from his father (Dillon M. Stratton Jr.) in 2015. D.M. Stratton, LLC received the 2022 Florida Logger of the Year Award and was nominated for FRA award consideration by Alan Shelby (Florida Forestry Association) and Mike Beardsley (Southeastern Wood Producers Association). Rayonier and West Frasier also endorsed D.M. Stratton’s FRA Outstanding Logger award nomination.

Altizer stated, “D.M. Stratton, LLC has fostered an impressive safety culture company-wide, ultimately leading to receiving Rayonier’s National “Safety Star” Award in 2022. The company also offers an attractive benefits package for employees, including employer-sponsored 401K plans, vacation, and sick leave, and partial payment of employee healthcare, dental, and vision plans. The Strattons are ardent supporters of the Florida Forestry Association and Southeastern Wood Producers Association (SWPA), with Dillon currently serving as SWPA President. They have also been active members of the American Loggers Council since its inception. Dillon inherited a quality and well-respected logging business nearly a decade ago, and he has set D.M. Stratton, LLC on an impressive trajectory for continued success under his leadership”.

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