Woods to Mill

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.

Web TV Series Features Forest Contract Workforce Wednesday, 23 January 2019 12:00

Web TV Series Features Forest Contract Workforce

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Oregon loggers aim to expand industry-wide understanding of the forest contractor’s worsening workforce and capacity challenges and possible solutions. This four-part series of web TV events, held January to April 2019, is titled ‘Planning the 2020 Workforce for Oregon/Washington Forest Contractors.’
On October 10, 2018, Ahlstrom-Munksjö completed the acquisition of Expera Specialty Solutions, one of the leading specialty paper producers in North America
Woodyard’s can be a dangerous place. An active woodyard has heavy equipment constantly on the move. Logs are being unloaded throughout the day, and often operators of the woodyard’s heavy equipment have poor visibility.

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

As the frost penetrates the soil and the ground freezes, the forests of the Lake States region become more accessible. From December to March, some mills in the region will harvest more than 60% of their annual wood supply.
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