Eric Kingsley | FRA Northeast Region Coordinator

Eric Kingsley | FRA Northeast Region Coordinator

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.
I got a call from a logger a few mornings ago, and the conversation has stuck with me. This logger – a larger contractor with multiple crews, millions invested in equipment, and a great reputation with landowners...
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 08:44

Interview with a Philmont Visiting Forester

Last year, I wrote about the opportunity to Volunteer to be a Visiting Forester at Philmont Scout Ranch. This is a fantastic chance for foresters to spend a week educating youth from around the country about forests and the forest industry in the mountains of Northern New Mexico.
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.
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.
With a smartphone in almost everyone’s pocket, opportunities to use technology to improve the forest industry supply chain are growing.
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 00:42

Northeast Region Report

At FRA’s Annual Meeting in May, each region shares information on the key wood supply chain issues facing the forest industry. The following is the Northeast Region’s report:
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.
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