Deb Hawkinson | President

Deb Hawkinson | President

Deb serves as the President of the Forest Resources Association.
Tuesday, 02 June 2020 13:23

National Safety Month

We are all experiencing a time when safety is at the forefront of our minds. The importance of taking steps to be safe has brought a heightened sense of awareness of our surroundings and activities.
Safety is a core value of the forest products industry. Whether it’s workers in the mill, truck drivers hauling fiber, or loggers harvesting trees, we should make every effort to ensure that work environments are safe and that good, safety first, decisions are being made by owners and employees.
Sunday, 20 October 2019 21:43

National Forest Products Week

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.
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 15:00

Why the Future is Wood

Every now and then, I come across something that sparks a new passion within me for the forest products industry. This happened most recently when I saw the TEDx Talk by Donna Cassese, Sappi North America’s Managing Director of Wood Resource Strategy. Drawing from more than 40 years in the industry, Donna presents a compelling case for why the advanced use of technology and innovation will bring immeasurable opportunities for the future use of wood.
Last Friday, President Trump declared this week, October 21 through October 27, to be National Forest Products Week.
We’re less than two weeks away from FRA’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans, and this year’s agenda and networking opportunities promise something for everyone. With great topics and discussions throughout the meeting and...
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 09:35

Member Spotlight - Interfor

FRA members have long embraced the importance of identifying and training workers for the many jobs across the supply chain for the forest products industry. Interfor a FRA member has launched a...
A recent Wall Street Journal opinion column highlighted a concern that is all too real to those of us in the forestry industry: there is a growing labor shortage. According to...
Friday, 09 September 2016 15:29

Veterans in Forestry Work

Following the much appreciated Labor Day weekend, it is with great pleasure and honor that I write to you announcing the release of FRA’s latest initiative, Veterans in Forestry Work. This initiative grew out of FRA’s desire to serve the men and women of our armed forces ...