Rob Stanhope, owner of TimberWest Magazine and publisher of Logging and Sawmilling Journal, is pleased to announce that Anthony Robinson has joined the team as Associate Publisher.
“Anthony’s experience in client relations, communications, consulting, forest operations, and project management is truly an asset in taking on strategic planning, special projects, and business development for both Logging and Sawmilling Journal, and our associated U.S. publication, TimberWest,” said Rob. “He is a welcome addition to our team.”
Anthony has taken a leadership role in the further development of the industry-leading website — www.forestnet.com — for both magazines, as well as related social media activities.
“I’m very excited to be joining the team,” said Anthony. “I think the forest industry has a bright future, and I think our magazines do a terrific job of serving readers and advertisers, and we can build on that further with the website and social media.”
Anthony’s 10-year career in forestry and natural resource management includes project management, consulting, operational planning, harvesting, mining, and geographic information systems. Anthony began his journey in the forest industry as both a tree planter and a mill worker.
Born in Australia, Anthony completed his undergraduate degree in 2008 at the University of Western Australia. He began his career working for a small agroforestry company in southwestern Western Australia. Some years later, his passion for forestry operations and planning led him to the University of British Columbia, where he completed an MSc in Forestry in 2014. Anthony later joined the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest as the on-site coordinator for the Demo International 2016 trade show.
Recently, the Canadian Institute of Forestry nominated Anthony for the James Kitz award for outstanding young forester. The award recognizes individuals involved in forestry in Canada who make outstanding contributions early in their profession.
With full support on the spot from its partner Gripen Wheels, BKT will be present at Elmia Wood, the international forest industry trade fair held every four years. The event takes place June 7 – 10, 2017 in the Bratteborgs Gård forests, south of Jönköping, Sweden.
With more than 500 exhibitors and 500,000 visitors coming from all over the world, Elmia Wood is a top venue for forestry operators. It is the perfect occasion for BKT and Gripen Wheels to showcase the top tires for forestry applications such as Forestech and TR 678 along with the Flotation 648 tires for transport operations and W 207 for ATV vehicles.
Forestry Experts Awarded EUR 157,700
Distinguished forestry experts received Einari Awards in Vieremä, Finland. Maintaining the life’s work of Einari Vidgrén, the Einari Vidgrén Foundation awarded EUR 157,700 to recognize veteran harvesting professionals Ahti Annala of the company Kone Annala Ky, and Jan-Erik Oldenburg of the company Puistometsäpalvelu Oldenburg Oy.
Industrial Counsellor Einari Vidgrén, the founder of Ponsse Plc, established the Einari Vidgrén Foundation in 2005 with the aim of increasing appreciation for the work performed within the field of mechanized wood harvesting. The purpose of the foundation is to heighten awareness of the entrepreneurship related to wood harvesting and to make the mechanized harvesting sector more interesting as a potential workplace, especially among young people.
On the Cover
Photo of HM Inc.’s 2454D John Deere was taken by Mary Bullwinkel.
Committed to Preserving the Logging Culture
HM Inc.’s willingness to make new approaches to logging and its ability to specialize has sustained the family business.
National Tree Farmer of the Year
The Defrees Family of Northeast Oregon was awarded the 2016 National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year award by the American Tree Farm System.
Despite Rain and Snow, Fire Season Cometh
Shamion Forest Thinning and Salvage
When Logging Promotes Conservation
White and Zumstein say taking on the difficult jobs no one else wants can be challenging, but also rewarding and educational.
Mass Timber Conference Review
A look at the Mass Timber Conference
Wood is Good
A look at the Intermountain Logging Conference
A review of tracked log loaders and their capabilities.