Rick Meyer | FRA Appalachian & Southwide Regions Manager

Rick Meyer | FRA Appalachian & Southwide Regions Manager

Rick serves as the region manager for the Appalachian & Southwide Regions
Friday, 05 April 2019 11:24

Arbor Day and the Forest Industry

Julius Sterling Morton founded the first Arbor Day in Nebraska in 1872. He loved planting trees—especially fruit trees—on his Nebraska farm, and he came up with the Arbor Day idea to get more citizens involved in tree planting.

Looking for a safety-related gift for your logging contractors or employees this Christmas or for the New Year?

When did you think that you would like to be a forester or a logger or another type of forest industry worker? And who or what influenced you along the way? 

Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:57

FRA Member Spotlight: Aaron Gilland

Aaron Gilland has been a long-time member of FRA’s Board of Directors and has served terms as the Chairman of FRA’s Southern Regional Forest Products Security Groups and the former National Timber Security Group at FRA.
FRA members occasionally express frustration with the growing trend of local governments (counties, townships, parishes) enacting ordinances that restrict truck weights and require road bonding for timber harvesting operations.
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 16:09

Member Spotlight: Terry Logging, Inc.

Chris Terry, an FRA member and the owner of Terry Logging, Inc. in Morehead, Kentucky, had a high-school ambition to someday be the president of his own logging company. He began cutting and selling firewood at age 16, moved onto pine posts at 18, and then to logging.
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 15:56

FRA Meetings Address Trucking Challenges

Speakers and committees at FRA’s 2018 Annual Meeting and 2017-18 Regional Meetings have addressed the many challenges associated with log and wood fiber trucking.
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 12:03

What About the Industry Forester?

It’s not uncommon to hear the following questions: “Where will our future loggers come from? Where will our future truck drivers come from? How will we replace our retiring mill workers?”
Thursday, 15 February 2018 02:17

FRA’s OSHA Logging Safety Training Video

Our industry has come a long way in the last few decades when it comes to improving safety practices on timber harvesting operations and designing exceptional safety innovations in logging equipment.
Monday, 18 December 2017 15:54

Member Spotlight: Southern Forestry, Inc.

When Tim Mahan, owner of Southern Forestry, Inc., was honored as FRA’s 2013 Southcentral Region Outstanding Logger, certain key phrases kept coming up over and over again by those who were familiar with Tim’s timber harvesting operation:
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