Eric Kingsley | FRA Northeast Region Coordinator

Eric Kingsley | FRA Northeast Region Coordinator

Forests, and forest products, are the solution. When we think of so many of the nation’s challenges – rebuilding vibrant rural economies, managing our carbon footprint, ensuring a sustainable environment for future generations.
Monday, 08 March 2021 16:29

They Sawed Up A Storm

In recognition of Women’s History Month, we are sharing a brief history of the nation’s first “women only” sawmill.
Truck weight limits are a frequent topic of policy debates in the forest industry. All too often, the discussion is devoid of facts and analysis and full of emotional appeals. The industry asserts that moving loaded trucks onto the Interstate Highway System will be safer and more efficient.
Tuesday, 01 December 2020 02:08

What Does Your Government Look Like in 2021?

With the election behind us and a transition to a Biden Administration underway, it is a good time to assess what the leadership in Washington, DC is going to look like. What will changes at key agencies like the Departments of Labor and Agriculture as well as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mean for FRA members?
A few weeks ago, I was invited to speak to forestry students at the University of Maine about forest markets and the interconnection of the supply chain. It was a valuable experience for me (and hopefully for the students), and something all FRA members should consider doing.
Thursday, 03 September 2020 02:00

Forest Industries Reach Far Beyond the Mill

Forest industries are not just the mill – their impact reaches well into the woods, and they support the land and people that supply them with wood.
The relationship between a mill and its suppliers is critical to success – everyone’s success.
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 15:31

Safety Gets Us All Home at Night

June is National Safety Month and provides an excellent opportunity for the entire forest products industry to pause and reflect on how we incorporate safe practices and systems into our work and lives.
Last month, I wrote about the challenges of logging capacity. If you haven’t read Are We Playing Musical Chairs with Logging Capacity (And If We Are, What Happens?), you might want to before reading further.
Thursday, 02 April 2020 05:05

COVID-19: FRA Is Your Information Source

As the global pandemic continues to impact our industry, communities and everyday life, FRA is working to make sure you have up-to-date and accurate information to help you understand the policies and programs that can help your business.
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