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October 2000 - Volume 25 Number 10 

Association News


58th Annual Truck Loggers Convention Mark your calendars for January 17, 18 and 19 - the 58th Annual Truck Loggers Association (TLA) Convention and Tradeshow. It will be held at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre and the Pan Pacific and Waterfront Hotels in Vancouver, B.C. The theme this year will be annual allowable market: the market is our world. If you want more information call TLA at (604) 6844291 or fax them at (604) 6847134. 

SAF Awards Bob Tokarczyk Each year, the Society of American Foresters (SAF) recognizes individual members for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the forestry profession. The John A. Beale Memorial Award recognizes the outstanding efforts in forestry promotion through voluntary service to SAF. The 2000 recipient of the John A. Beale Memorial Award is Robert D. (Bob) Tokarczyk of Vancouver, Washington. Bob Tokarczyk began his 35 years with the USDA Forest Service as a Junior Forester on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and completed his career as its supervisor during the time of volcanic activity from Mount Saint Helens. Since joining SAF in 1959, Mr. Tokarczyk has helped out in many capacities, leading conferences and serving as chair for numerous committees. He served as executive director of the Western Forestry and Conservation Association for six years and was manager and editor of the Western Forester. In 1983, Mr. Tokarczyk was elected as a Fellow of SAF, and received the Oregon SAF Lifetime Achievement Award (1994). 

New Officers For APA Warren Easley, vice president of technology and quality at Louisiana Pacific Corporation, Portland, Ore., and John LeFors, vice president of building materials sales and marketing at Willamette Industries, Inc., also of Portland, have been elected chairman and vice chairman of APA - The Engineered Wood Association. Also appointed to two year terms on the Board of Trustees: Robert Bagwell, manager of planning, land and timber, wood products and diversified businesses, International Paper Company, Dallas, Texas, William Corbin, Executive Vice President for Wood Products Business, Weyerhaeuser Company, Tacoma, Wash., and Dennis Robinson, general manager - panels, Plum Creek, Columbia Falls, Mont. 

Western Lumber Production Climbs Preliminary statistics compiled by Western Wood Products Association indicate Western lumber production for the first six months of 2000 increased 5.1 percent to 9.2 billion board feet. Shipments rose 2.7 percent and orders were unchanged from 1999. Sawmills on the Oregon and Washington coasts recorded the largest year to date gains in the Western region, increasing production by 7.8 percent. Coast shipments improved 7.1 percent while orders rose 3.9 percent. Inland mills, covering eastern Oregon and Washington and the rest of the West, realized a 2 percent production increase. Shipments from Inland mills matched 1999 totals and orders were down 3.8 percent. The production gains came even as demand for lumber has softened. Housing starts fell nearly 1 percent in the first half. Construction of single family units, which use an average of 14,000 board feet of lumber each, slid 3.2 percent. WWPA is anticipating 2000 housing starts to total 1.56 million units, down from 1.66 million in 1999. 



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