Woods to Mill

As a follow-up to Deb’s recent blog, “Safety is a Core Value of the Forest Products Industry,” I decided to dig a little deeper into the safety data.
Safety is a core value of the forest products industry. Whether it’s workers in the mill, truck drivers hauling fiber, or loggers harvesting trees, we should make every effort to ensure that work environments are safe and that good, safety first, decisions are being made by owners and employees.
Most, if not all states have designated the forest products industry as “essential services” in our battle with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is easy to understand how towel and tissue, packaging and absorbent products are necessary in today’s circumstances.
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.
We were fortunate to hold our Southcentral Region Spring Meeting in Alexandria, Louisiana before the enormity of the Coronavirus Pandemic was better understood.
Many years ago, the wood procurement manager of a North Carolina wood chip mill passed out ball caps that had no logo on them. The hats displayed only the words “No Chips” on the top line and “No Toilet Paper” on the bottom line.
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