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TimberWest November/December 2013

July/August 2015

Kathy Coatney captures Franklin Logging working at W.M. Beaty and Associates’ salvage site after the Day Fire.

Stone’s Extraordinary High Wire Side
Wayne Stone Logging takes on the challenges of steep slope logging

The First Steps to a State ParkWyEast Timber Services carves out a unique reputation for its ability to handle the difficult projects

California Fires—the Good,
the Bad, and the Ugly

Loggers discuss salvaging from
the 2014 fires

Log Hauling is in the Family Blood
Williams-Ford family restores
the family business

Woody Biomass Column
California’s Biomass Conundrum

Regulate or Be Regulated
Choices regarding operator restraint systems

2015-2016 Buyer’s Guide
A directory of industry products, manufacturers, distributors and services


In the News

Association News

Machinery Row

Guest Column
Russian Timber Companies Plan to Increase Exports of Unprocessed
Timber to the U.S.






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Association News

2014 APA Safety and Health Award Winners Announced

The Engineered Wood Association (APA) recently announced the winners of its 2014 Safety and Health Awards, a program that encourages and recognizes safety and operational excellence in the North American structural panel and engineered wood industry.

Anthony EACOM Inc. and LP won Safest Company Awards in their respective categories, while the coveted Innovation in Safety Award went to two winners: Weyerhaeuser of Grayling, Mich., for the Equipment-Based Innovation Award, and LP of Wilmington, N.C., for the Jeff Wagner Process-Based Innovation Award.

LP, a producer of engineered wood products in Canada, the U.S., and South America, earned top honors among companies with four or more mills, with a 2014 average Weighted Incident Rate (WIR) of 3.03. Anthony EACOM Inc., which produces I-joists, won its award in the category for companies with three or fewer mills. The company posted a perfect 0.00 WIR for 2014.

Other Pacific Northwest winners are Boise Cascade of Kettle Falls, Wash., for Safety Improvement (77.8% improvement) and Rosboro of Springfield, Ore. for Incident-Free Honor Society.

Timm Locke Heads OFRI

The Oregon Forest Resources Institute reported in July that Timm Locke has been appointed the new director of forest products.

Timm Locke, a long-time Portland public relations and marketing professional has extensive experience in wood products.

As director, Locke will head up OFRI’s new statewide forest products promotion and education program to create and strengthen demand for traditional and innovative Pacific Northwest wood products among professionals who design, specify, and construct commercial buildings, says OFRI.

Teachers Learn about Sustainable Forestry

If you spotted 30 high school teachers in the woods last June, it was probably the three-day workshop by OFRI and their partners who presented the tour: OSU Extension, Society of American Foresters, Southern Oregon Timber Industries Association, Hancock Forest Management, Bureau of Land Management, and Boise Cascade.

The teachers learned about the social, economic, and ecological aspects of sustainable forests. They toured mills and a biomass plant and got an up close look at the results of a fire. The teachers also received OFRI’s new 12-week high school forestry curriculum.

American Tree Farm System Announces Tree Farmers of the Year

In July, the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) announced the four Regional Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year from among more than 82,000 certified Tree Farmers: John and Ann Boutwell and Peggy Boutwell Autrey of Plattville, Ala.; Duke and Naomi Hoiland of Poleridge, Mont.; Raul Chiesa and Janet Sredy of Elizabeth, Penn.; and Merlin and Georgie Becker of Manawa, Wisc. One of these exceptional woodland owners will be chosen for the National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year award.

ATFS, which celebrates its 75th anniversary next year, has honored more than 150 exceptional Regional Outstanding Tree Farmers since the award’s inception in 1976. Woodland owners considered for the award must demonstrate exceptional efforts to preserve and enhance their woodlands, and thus the clean water and air, wildlife habitat, recreational activities, and the wood for homes and paper products that comes from their land, all of which are exemplified on the ATFS sign.