On May 3rd, more than 160 attendees from across the United States and Canada joined to celebrate the opening of the Forest History Society library.
After touring the building, everyone gathered outside with FHS staff and others to watch FHS president Steve Anderson cut the ribbon and officially open the new facility.
FHS is already off to an impressive start, exploring new programs and educational outreach opportunities, possible oral history projects, creating new digital exhibits, and receiving new archival collections. Thanks to Ed Kamholz, the FHS has welcomed its newest archival collection, the records of the Oregon-American Lumber Company, which operated out of Vernonia, Oregon, from 1922 to 1957. Comprised of maps, photos, moving footage, and 20,000 documents on the company’s history, the collection traces lumbering in the Pacific Northwest region from horse logging to steam engines to truck logging.
President Anderson thanks everyone for helping preserve forest and conservation history. He invites everyone to join or renew memberships and “come by for a personal tour anytime you are in the area and, as always, please let us know how we can support your research and work.”
Family-owned Seneca, just planted its 40 millionth tree.
The occasion was celebrated on their tree farm where two of the three owners, sisters Becky and Kathy, planted seedlings with their grandchildren, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
“I’m so excited about the planting of the 40 millionth tree! This is a huge milestone for our family,” said co-owner Becky Jones. “That soil is the native soil of the Douglas fir, but as the fourth generation of our family plants trees in it, it feels like the native soil of our family as well.”
The family used the experience to pass on knowledge and values about nurturing and sustaining the land. Co-owner Kathy Jones-McCann said, “Healthy trees are important to us, but so is healthy soil, cool clean water, and thriving wildlife. On the tree farm, we plan on a 50-year horizon. We plan for generations of trees and generations of family.”
To help the kids understand the magnitude of 40 million trees, they calculated that if those little seedlings were laid end-to-end they would cross America five and a half times.
Seneca manages its 167,000 acres of timberlands sustainably, meaning they grow more than they harvest every year. They currently have 92 percent more timber on their lands than they had on those same acres 25 years ago.
Doosan Infracore North America held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new parts distribution center in Lacey, Washington, on May 28, 2019.
Doosan executives and equipment dealers from the region were present to celebrate the occasion. The event included a guided tour of the new 57,000-square-foot parts distribution center — which became operational April 1, 2019. Following remarks from Doosan leadership, a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of the second Doosan parts distribution center in North America.
The center currently stocks approximately 9,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) that can be shipped to service Doosan equipment throughout the Western United States and Canada, with room to expand parts inventory. DHL’s Transportation Brokerage Service manages the Doosan less-than-load (LTL) outbound transportation to Doosan equipment dealers located in the Western United States and Canada.
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