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.
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.
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: