Woods to Mill

At this year’s FRA National Fly-In and Board Meeting, we were fortunate to hear from Mark Toal of the U.S. Department of Labor on how forest industries can work to bring veterans into our industry’s workforce.
It is always a hit with FRA members when two regions come together for a joint meeting. This October’s Southeastern and Southcentral Region Policy Committee Meeting, combined with a Southwide Timber Security Group Meeting, was no exception. 
The Forest Resources Association (FRA) and STIHL Incorporated honored JATCO, Inc. of Duluth, MN as the Lake States Region (LSR) National Outstanding Logger at FRA’s LSR Fall Meeting in Duluth on October 8.
Several years ago, Idaho Forest Group began discussing common workforce shortages with industry partners. Some employees would make the rounds from company to company, and there was a shortage of new talent.
FRA’s Western Region recently held its 2019 Fall Meeting in Lewiston, Idaho. The region planning committee has a long-standing commitment to content, collaboration and networking.
The forest products industry is positioned for technological change. We’ve certainly seen significant increases in the equipment our industry uses – in the woods, in the log yard, at the mill.
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