Eric Kingsley | FRA Northeast Region Coordinator

Eric Kingsley | FRA Northeast Region Coordinator

The Northeast Region’s final Forest Forum of the season featured a great discussion on new markets for forest products. Charlie Levesque of Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC gave a presentation on Emerging Markets for Forest Products in the Northeast.

If you were ever in Boy Scouts, you know the magic allure of Philmont Scout Ranch. In the Sangre de Cristo Range of northern New Mexico, Philmont is the nation’s premier high adventure base.

Monday, 04 March 2019 03:12

Maine’s Forest Opportunity Roadmap

Maine’s forest industry has been through a few rough years. In the last several years, there have been six mill closures and half of the state’s softwood pulpwood market have disappeared.

The workforce for the forest products industry is an area of increasing concern. Identifying, training and retaining good people is talked about at industry meetings, boardrooms and log landings.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:01

Labor Challenges on Everyone’s Mind

Using my social media accounts on Twitter and LinkedIn, as well as an email to about 30 contacts in the forest industry I know and trust, I’m doing some work on trends in the forest industry and decided to ask my network what they saw as the big trends and issues coming in 2019.
Thursday, 08 November 2018 15:40

Research Helps Build the Future Industry

When we talk about the supply chain at FRA, we’re focused on the woods to the mill. Our emphasis is on supporting the growing, harvesting and trucking of wood to the mills, so that a renewable resource can be turned into a range of products.
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 02:34

A Balanced Industry is a Stable Industry

Sawmills in the Northeast (and almost everywhere else) are enjoying strong markets.
Tuesday, 21 August 2018 09:59

The Importance of Grassroots

On a July night, 200 loggers, truckers and members of New Hampshire’s forest industry gathered in a logger’s garage.
The past decade has seen large-scale change in the Northeast’s forest industry. We have lost several pulp and paper mills, while seeing significant investment in others.
Thursday, 07 June 2018 09:06

Logging is Dangerous Work

Logging is dangerous work. Everyone in the forest products industry knows that, but being in and around logging all the time, it is sometimes easy to not keep this front of mind.
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