HOUSE LABOR-APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE APPROVES FAVORABLE H-2B ACTION (8July2016)
On July 7, the House Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommmittee approved its FY 2017 funding bill, including favorable provisions affecting the H-2B visa program, on which reforestation contractors rely to staff treeplanting projects with guestworkers from Central America and Mexico.
FRA ELECTS BILL JOHNSON CHAIRMAN (9May2016)
On May 6, the Forest Resources Association’s Board of Directors elected Bill Johnson, Jr., President of Johnson Timber, to serve as the Association’s Chairman for the coming two years. [To download a print-quality photo, click here.]
M.A. RIGONI: 2016 NATIONAL OUTSTANDING LOGGER (9May2016)
The Forest Resources Association honored M.A. Rigoni, Inc., based in Perry, Florida, as 2016 National Outstanding Logger at FRA’s May 5 Annual Awards Dinner in Colorado Springs, Colorado. [To download a print-quality photo, click here.]
JOE YOUNG HONORED FOR ACTIVISM (9May2016)
The Forest Resources Association conferred its 2016 National Outstanding Forestry Activist Award on Joe Young, President of Low Country Forest Products, based in Georgetown, South Carolina. [To download a print-quality photo, click here.]
FRA HONORS WALL FOR TECHNICAL WRITING (9May2016)
On May 5, the Forest Resources Association conferred its 2016 National Technical Writing Award on Kim Wall, of Wall Timber, based in Osyka, Mississippi, who authored the finest Technical Release published during the previous year, Dash Cameras Can Improve Safety and Reduce Liability (15-R-1). [To download a print-quality photo, click here.]
NANCY LOOMIS AND PATSY THORNTON: LOG A LOAD’S 2016 NATIONAL VOLUNTEER CHAMPIONS (9May2016)
The Log A Load For Kids Foundation conferred its 2016 National Log A Load For Kids® Volunteer Champion Award on Nancy Loomis, with Clearwater Paper Corporation, and Patsy Thornton, with Potlatch Corporation. [To download a print-quality photo, click here.]
OMNIBUS BILL OUTCOMES FOR FORESTRY(17December2015)
The Appropriations Omnibus spending and tax measure that Congressional leadership published on December 16—and that Congress is expected to vote on and send to the President in short order—includes several items of interest to the forest products value chain.
COALITION ANNOUNCES BIOMASS101 CAMPAIGN (27May2015)
Washington, D.C. – May 27, 2015 – A leading coalition of forest owners, wood suppliers and manufacturers of pulp and paper goods announced today the creation of Biomass101.org, a clearinghouse for scientifically sound information on carbon-neutral bioenergy.
MOULTON LOGGING: 2015 NATIONAL OUTSTANDING LOGGER (29April2015)
The Forest Resources Association honored Moulton Logging Inc., based in West Charleston, Vermont, as 2015 National Outstanding Logger at FRA’s April 28 Annual Awards Dinner in Nashville, Tennessee... [To download a print-quality photo, click here]
VAAGEN BROTHERS HONORED FOR ACTIVISM (29April2015)
The Forest Resources Association awarded its 2015 National Outstanding Forestry Activist Award to Vaagen Brothers Lumber, based in Colville, Washington... [To download a print-quality photo, click here]
FRA HONORS BOLTON FOR TECHNICAL WRITING (29April2015)
On April 28, the Forest Resources Association conferred its 2015 National Technical Writing Award on Jesse Bolton, of Roy O Martin Companies, based in Alexandria, Louisiana... [To download a print-quality photo, click here]
FRA WORKING TO LIFT H-2B GUESTWORKER PROCESSING SUSPENSION(12March2015)
The Forest Resources Association today expressed its frustration over the Department of Labor’s (DOL) arbitrary decision to stop issuing guestworker visas.
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